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Tuesday May 31 2011
Del Neri sacked by Juve

Juventus have officially confirmed the departure of Coach Gigi Del Neri after just one season at the club.

Del Neri's dismissal has been public knowledge for some weeks, but the Turin giants have only pronounced his exit this morning.

"Juventus Football Club announces that Luigi Del Neri will not be the manager for season 2011-2012," a note read.

"President Andrea Agnelli, the directors and the team would like to thank him for his hard work and wish him a successful professional future."

Juventus are expected to appoint Sine boss Antonio Conte as his replacement later this afternoon.

Del Neri, who arrived from Sampdoria last summer, only managed to lead Juventus to a seventh place League finish which saw them miss out on European qualification.

He departs the club having taken charge of 50 games, winning 20, drawing 19 and losing 11. His side scored 72 goals in those matches and conceded 57.

The tactician still had one-year to run on his contract. He's been linked with a return to former club Atalanta.

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