Capello determined to stay at Juventus

May 14, 2006

MILAN, May 14 (Reuters) - Juventus coach Fabio Capello, who clinched his second successive Italian title on Sunday, says he intends to stay at the Turin club next season.

'I don't see any reason to leave this club where I feel good,' Capello said.

'I believe I will stay at Juventus,' added the coach who has been linked with a number of other clubs.

Capello has been reported by Italian media in recent weeks as being close to a switch to Serie A rivals Inter Milan and his name has frequently been linked with a return to Real Madrid where he won the Spanish title in 1997.

Juventus are embroiled in a match-fixing scandal in Italy but Capello said he felt nothing but affection for the club.

'I feel very closely connected to the club, I consider myself lucky to have been at Juventus,' said Capello.

Key Juve defender Fabio Cannavaro believes the players should not worry about events off the field, saying: 'This is an important Scudetto - we have had to work hard to stay at the top. It's a great season.

'We will enjoy the win and let the club resolve the other problems.'

Carraro warned Juve that their status as champions was not yet done and dusted.

He told the Italian media: 'Whoever wins the Scudetto is only awarded it provisionally - then the sporting justice body will draw its conclusions.

'The awarding of the Scudetto is only provisional because we must wait until the results are ratified.'