Samp confirm coach stay
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Riccardo Garrone has confirmed that Walter Novellino will not be moving to Juventus.
Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone has confirmed that coach Walter Novellino will not be moving to Juventus should they be relegated from Serie A.
The Bianconeri are at the centre of a damaging scandal that could see them demoted if they are found guilty of match fixing, and as a result Fabio Capello's future in Turin is not certain.
Although Capello is keen to remain at Stadio Delle Alpi, if the club are forcibly placed in Serie B then reports had indicated that Novellino would have been the man asked to restore the Old Lady to the top flight.
However, Garrone is certain that Novellino, who has also disregarded any notions of an exit, will remain with the Blucerchiati next season.
"Novellino remains with us," Garrone told Radio RAI.
Juventus have also been linked with Samp midfielder Aimo Diana, along with Liverpool, and Garrone has conceded that the winger is attracting substantial interest.
"There are negotiations for him, many clubs are interested," Garrone revealed.