Monday April 11 2016
Cairo ‘wants to keep Ventura’

Torino President Urbano Cairo says ‘I want Giampiero Ventura to stay’ after links with Italy and Lazio.

The Granata have had a difficult season following their recent successes, but Cairo has been encouraged by the development of the club’s young players.

There has been speculation that veteran Coach Ventura could be leaving at the end of the season, with Lazio and Italy among the jobs he’s been linked with.

“We’ve signed many young players, it can happen that sometimes things don’t go as you would like although our kids are developing well,” Cairo told Radio Anch’io lo Sport.

“I’ve already told the players to give their all until the end of the season, after all we’re still close to eighth place.

“Expectations have grown given how we’ve done in the last two seasons, the Europa League was an objective we didn’t target but that we believed in.

“We can still be happy with our season. Ventura? He has a contract for another two years, I want him to stay with us given how well he’s done in the last five years.

“Then we’ll see what happens. Thanks to him many guys like Ogbonna, Cerci, Immobile and Darmian have exploded onto the scene.”

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA