Juve ends Del Neri's reign at the helm

BY foxsports • May 31, 2011

Juventus has confirmed Luigi del Neri will not be in charge of the team next season.

The news comes as little surprise, with the 60-year-old having revealed 10 days ago that his side's final game of the Serie A campaign would be his last at the helm.

The Bianconeri has now made things official by posting a statement on its website which read: "Juventus Football Club announces that Luigi Del Neri will not be the manager for season 2011/2012.

"President Andrea Agnelli, the directors and the team would like to thank him for his hard work and wish him a successful professional future.''

Juve had been challenging for the Scudetto at the midway stage of the campaign but a poor second half of the season saw it finish seventh in Serie A.

Del Neri had said on May 21: "Juventus will change coach. I was informed of this decision.

"I wish good luck to whoever will follow me but I do not know who he is.''

Del Neri left his role at Sampdoria 12 months ago after leading the club to Champions League qualification.

He was installed as Juve boss a few days later, signing a two-year contract to succeed Alberto Zaccheroni.

The well-travelled Del Neri is most famous for his successful stint at Chievo.

He took the club from Serie B into the top flight for the first time in its history and established it in the top half of Serie A.

The Italian also kept Atalanta in the top flight for two consecutive seasons before joining Samp in summer 2009.

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