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Cobolli Gigli: Juventus chose Del Neri over Benitez. What a disaster!

Former Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli says Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was close to a Turin move.

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.

"Then they decided to bring in Del Neri, which proved to be a terrible choice. Now Antonio Conte has arrived and reached very important levels with Juventus.

"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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