Delneri expects Juventus stay
Luigi Delneri expects to still be Juventus boss next season, while Gianluigi Buffon has no plans to leave.
By Nadia Carminati & Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 08/05/11 9:30pm
Luigi Delneri expects to still be Juventus manager next season, while goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon also has no plans to leave.
It has regularly been speculated that Delneri will be replaced in the summer following an inconsistent season since arriving from Sampdoria.
But, ahead of Monday's match against Chievo, which is a game in hand over their rivals, Juventus could still qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
With three matches remaining, Juventus are six points behind fourth-placed Udinese and Delneri wants to be judged at the end of the campaign.
He said when asked about his chances of staying at Juventus: "100 per cent.
"For judgement on this season, it is neccesary to wait until 22nd May (when the season ends).
"In the last period, we have found good balance. Something is still missing, but the team are doing what they can."
At the same time, star goalkeeper Buffon is being linked with a move to Serie A rivals Roma.
But his agent, Silvano Martina, told romagiallorossa.it: "I repeat once again that there is no negotiation to take Buffon to Roma and I've never spoken about the possibility."
He added: "Buffon is a Juventus player and intends to stay at Juventus. There is no crack in the relationship between Juventus and Buffon and the club has never talked about the possibility of a sale."
Juventus are expected to make changes to their squad in the summer and it has been reported that they want to sign AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, who will become a free agent in June.
But Pirlo's agent, Tullio Tinti, told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I have not spoken about Pirlo with either Juventus or other clubs.
"Soon we will meet Milan then we will evaluate the situation."