New Juventus coach Gigi del Neri wants to keep club icons Gigi Buffon and Alessandro del Piero.

Released Sampdoria boss Del Neri is expected to be confirmed as Bianconeri coach today by Juve officials.

Speaking with Tuttosport, Del Neri said: "I want to convince Buffon to stay. He is like Del Piero, who also must remain, a symbol of this club.

"For a club like Juve, we need to make major targets. I will be strict with the players, but also with myself.

"Diego? Look, I played with Cristiano Doni at Atalanta. There won't be a problem."

Del Neri added: "I divide the pitch into eleven areas and I want specialists in every position."