Zaccheroni focused on CL spot

Zaccheroni focused on CL spot

Published Feb. 16, 2010 2:25 p.m. ET

Juventus coach Alberto Zaccheroni is determined to lead the club to a Champions League spot this season after claiming his first win in charge.

Zaccheroni enjoyed his first win since replacing Ciro Ferrara last month in their 3-2 triumph over Genoa at the weekend.

The outcome lifted the Turin club to sixth in Serie A and just one point behind Napoli, who hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.

"I have been given one task and that is to make sure this team reaches the Champions League," he said. "It doesn't matter if we finish third or fourth."

Zaccheroni has revealed he would have to watch someone else coach the team in Europe's elite competition should Juventus make it.

"The possibility to be confirmed for next season? It's zero," he said. "My contract ends on June 30.

"The club was very clear and when things are like that, there are no problems.

"But I behave as though I will remain here for 20 more years. The players treat me as though I am the one that will decide at the end of the season who stays and who goes."

Juve take on Ajax in Amsterdam in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday before travelling to Bologna on Sunday.