Cobolli Gigli admits Lippi influence unsettled Ranieri at Juventus

Former president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has explained why Juventus sacked Claudio Ranieri.

Former president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has explained why Juventus sacked Claudio Ranieri.

AS Roma coach Ranieri was fired just two games before the end of the 2008-09 campaign with Juve in third place.

“Was there the shadow of Lippi? Yes, I think so,” confessed Cobolli Gigli on Sky Italia.

“Let’s try to be clear. Jean-Claude Blanc had offered Lippi the job of Coach before hiring Ranieri. Lippi decided to stay off the scene until the verdict of the trial involving his son, an agent.

“Therefore there was definitely a thought about Lippi at the club. If there was another option of seeing Lippi, at the end of his Italy work, in an evidently very important role at Juventus, then I can only assume that.”

 
Click here for the best Juventus coverage on the 'net. All your Juve news and gossip in one spot.