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Del Neri announces he is being pushed out of Juventus

Gigi del Neri has announced he is leaving Juventus. The coach has confirmed he will be replaced at the end of the season.

"There will be a new Coach at Juventus next season," declared Del Neri.

"The club informed me of its decision on Wednesday. I accept this choice, even if I'd do everything again.

"Juve did not have the time to wait for change and gradual improvement. As for me, if a door closes behind me then another can open up. I was proud to be given the Juventus job initially, which is why I gave up on the Champions League with Sampdoria.

"I was happy with the arrival of Fabio Quagliarella and Alberto Aquilani, the maturation of Paolo De Ceglie and Vincenzo Iaquinta's form. Then the collapse in January changed the season. Injuries affected everything.

"The club asked me to get the best results we could and I told them the Scudetto was a big ask, especially after so many changes. I did understand that a club like Juve must always push to win."

Del Neri also revealed this was effectively a dismissal and certainly not a resignation.

"Personally, I would've confirmed myself for next season, especially as I have a contract for another 12 months.

"In any case, I can never consider this experience to be a personal defeat. The Bianconeri bench helped me to mature as a Coach.

"The lads were splendid and very easy to lead. I discovered a new environment that helped me to grow. I don't have to prove anything to anyone, so life goes on."

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