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Monday May 16 2011
Moggi blasts Juventus' Marotta

Transfer chief Beppe Marotta is more responsible for Juventus' problems this term than boss Gigi Del Neri, insists Luciano Moggi.

Speaking on Gold TV, the former Bianconeri director general thinks the club's market moves last summer were of greater harm than the tactics of the Coach.

"I said at the start of the season that the team would finish in seventh or eighth and I've been proved right," the banned ex-DG noted. "The quality of the squad was very low.

"Juventus have had an inconspicuous season, one also affected by injuries to important players at the wrong time."

The Old Lady are set to miss out on European football altogether next year, a failure which may see Del Neri axed.

"If the alternatives to Del Neri are the names that I have been reading then I would stick with him," Moggi added.

"That's also because if he has failed then Marotta has failed even more. Therefore it is the director that should be shown the door first."

Juventus had a busy past summer of buying and selling, a strategy that Moggi thinks should occur again at the end of this term.

"The squad needs renewing," Moggi continued. "The defence and the midfield are priorities. Almost all of the players signed last summer need to be sold."

When pushed on a possible successor to Del Neri, Moggi spoke well of former Juve midfielder Antonio Conte and ex-Primavera boss Gian Piero Gasperini.

"If I had to choose between Walter Mazzarri [Napoli], Andre Vilas Boas [Porto] and Conte [Siena] I would go for the former Bianconeri captain. Gasperini would be an alternative."

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