In the end, Cobolli Gigli admits they went with Gigi del Neri.
"I know that Jean-Claude Blanc had contacted Benitez to replace Ciro Ferrara and there had also been the green light from the majority shareholders," Cobolli Gigli told Radio Crc.
"Conte and Benitez are different. The Spaniard has more of an international mentality, whereas Conte drilled the 'never give up' mentality into the team.
"I couldn't say which of them I prefer, but as Conte is the Coach of Juventus, I will say Conte."
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