As reported this morning by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea, who are seeking a new manager, are also thinking about Juventus 43 year old Antonio Conte: it seems difficult that the Piedmontese club will let their coach leaving, but, as highlighted by Tuttosport, the former Juve player is quite annoyed with the actual situation of the Italian football. In any case, if it would happen it would be a great loss for both the Serie A defending champions and the whole Italian championship, considering the great job done by the Apulian coach. The bianconeri, in any case, keep on working to enforce their team for the next season, and the signing of a young and skilled forward remains their priority: as reported yesterday, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed his interest for Fiorentina 23 year old Stevan Jovetic, considered a Juve target; today the Tuscan club’s president Mario Cognigni has declared that the Montenegro international is not on the market. For what concerns Sampdoria 20 year old Mauro Icardi, the Piedmontese club keeps to compete with Napoli, and a market duel with the azzurri is also expected regarding Parma 20 year old Ishak Belfodil.
The news item was in the air, but now it’s official: 58 year old Alberto Malesani is Palermo new coach: as explained yesterday, the signing of the Venetian coach is linked to the departure of General Manager Pietro Lo Monaco, who preferred to sign Pasquale Marino. The firing of Lo Monaco has provoked the anger of the rosanero fans against their president Maurizio Zamparini, who is meanwhile waiting to sign Giorgio Perinetti.