Serie A news

Del Neri waits on Juve future

April 20, 2011

Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri will not know until the end of the season if he is to remain in charge of the club next year.

Del Neri joined Juve last summer and is under contract until June 2012 but Roberto Mancini has been linked by the Italian media with the Bianconeri hotseat this summer should he be dismissed by Manchester City.

"Del Neri has one year left in his contract but it's evident that at the end of the season we will evaluate many things,'' said Juve general director Giuseppe Marotta. "We recognise Del Neri's merits and we will evaluate the coach's situation at the right time, in the next couple of weeks.

"We will consider his professionalism, the work he has done and the problems he has had to deal with this campaign.''

The Turin outfit have been hindered by injuries and also failed to find any consistency this season. Juve trail fourth placed Lazio by eight points with five games remaining. The top four teams in Serie A qualify for the Champions League next season.