Friday September 2 2011
De Laurentiis has plan B

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to introduce a new element to the current structure of Italian football – B teams.

The Azzurri chief believes Serie A should follow the lead of the Spanish by launching B teams in the lower Divisions.

Several of La Liga's biggest clubs run a second team in the Spanish Segunda Division.

The movie mogul said: "Why is it not possible to have a Napoli B and Inter B, a Roma B and a Lazio B playing in the Serie B championship?

"Of course, as in Spain, there would be no possibility of promotion to Serie A."

De Laurentiis feels that such a step would help solve the problem of clubs having unhappy players in their squad.

"It would be possible to put players who are keen to play into the second team, giving them a chance to perform at a better level," he added.

"However, they tell me it is not possible, but I do not understand why…"

Luis Enrique was handed the Roma job this summer after he impressed as Coach of the Barcelona B side.

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