Serie A 2018-19 Review: Inter
It wouldn’t be Inter if they didn’t make their supporters' hearts beat a little bit faster and they left it late for Champions League football again, writes Richard Hall.
Serie A 2018-19 Review: Napoli
Napoli did well to defy expectations set for them by pundits, but their lack of identity under Carlo Ancelotti left many fans disappointed, writes Massimo Nuzzo.
Gattuso out as Milan downsize
Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso and director of sport Leonardo will quit today because CEO Ivan Gazidis is downsizing their ambitions, it’s reported.
Pochettino: 'We'll talk after the Final'
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to commit his future to Spurs after being asked about Juventus. “We’ll have time to talk after the Final.”
Gravina: Atalanta example for Serie A
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has declared that Atalanta are the ‘example’ for Italian clubs to follow after their Champions League exploits.
Champions League pots confirmed
The seeds for next season’s Champions League are confirmed, with each of Serie A’s top four in the four pots.
Gasp: Atalanta will do well in CL
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini thinks his side will ‘do well’ in the Champions League next season after their historic qualification.
Sky: Conte to Inter within days
Luciano Spalletti just took Inter into the Champions League for the second year running, yet Antonio Conte could be announced over the next few days.
Gasperini: 'Atalanta must share ideas'
Gian Piero Gasperini admits there’s no guarantee he will stay with Atalanta, even after qualifying for the Champions League. “We need to share the same ideas.”
'Gasp remains Atalanta Coach!'
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi has asserted that Gian Piero Gasperini will lead the club into the Champions League next season.
Champions League qualification if...
As we go into the final 90 minutes of the Serie A season, Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma are battling for two Champions League places.
Atalanta flourish off the field and on
Atalanta are on the verge of Champions League qualification, but the growth is not only on the field, as they are one of the few clubs who run at a profit.
Pochettino: 'Motivated to stay at Spurs'
Juventus and Milan target Mauricio Pochettino claims “there is no better club” than Tottenham Hotspur. “I am so motivated to stay.”
UEFA to adopt American system?
The Champions League and Europa League could be divided into geographical zones from 2024.
Ranieri: 'Love Roma, but lower expectations'
Claudio Ranieri feels “emotional every time” he sits on the Roma bench, still believes in the Champions League and insists he’s just trying to “keep a lid on expectations” for the future.
Mancini: 'Allegri's time was up'
Roberto Mancini believes Max Allegri’s time at Juventus had run its course, while Napoli “play the best football” in Serie A and Italy want to do well in Euro 2020.
Lippi: 'Sarri or Pochettino for Juve?'
Marcello Lippi alluded to the new Juventus Coach coming from a club involved in the European Finals – Maurizio Sarri or Mauricio Pochettino.
Allegri: 'I don't want a year off'
Max Allegri revealed when he was told that his Juventus career was over. “I will only take a year off if I have to, but the plan is to find a project that convinces me.”
Milan to accept year out of Europe?
There are reports Milan will seek a deal with UEFA, accepting a year out of European football over FFP violations rather than play the Europa League.
Napoli get Champions League boost
Napoli are officially second seeds in the Champions League group phase draw, because Sevilla have not qualified.
Allegri: 'Winners are better!'
Max Allegri used his farewell Juventus Press conference to hit out at critics. “Those who win regularly are better than the others, that’s all there is to it. I’d like to give an example…”
Agnelli: 'Juve see the future first'
President Andrea Agnelli saluted departing Coach Max Allegri with a message. “Juventus are distinctive because we can see the future before anyone else.”
Allegri: 'Best Juve game was defeat'
Max Allegri discussed man-management, irritation with the “theory” part of football and why the best Juventus performance of the season was a defeat to Manchester United.
Man City excluded for FFP?
It’s not just Milan who risk being banned from the Champions League, as The New York Times claims Manchester City could be joining them.
'Serie A will go on strike, if...'
Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo has warned UEFA that his League will go on strike if a ‘Super Champions League’ comes to fruition.
Serie A: European state of play
Seventh place in Serie A will be good enough for Europa League qualification if Atalanta win the Coppa Italia and finish in the top four.
Allegri: 'Harder next season for Juve'
Max Allegri analysed the Juventus season and why he is refusing to commit to next term yet. “I’ve had a clear idea what we needed to do since October.”
Buffon to continue career beyond PSG?
If PSG don’t renew his contract, Gianluigi Buffon is prepared to play on elsewhere, as long as they’re in the Champions League, it’s reported.
Florenzi: 'Worst Roma in six years'
Alessandro Florenzi admits this has been “the worst of the last six seasons” for Roma and he doesn’t expect quick stadium developments.
Allegri: 'Had Juve plans for six months'
Max Allegri insists he had the Juventus project “in mind for six months” and will see if it coincides with the club’s view. “If I hadn’t brought in trophies, they’d have burned me at the stake!”
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