Monday October 3 2011
'Napoli stronger than Juve'

Napoli have a better chance of winning the Scudetto than Juventus this term, says Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini.

Juve joined Udinese at the top of the standings last night thanks to a 2-0 win over Italian champions Milan.

However, Napoli are just a point shy of the leaders after their controversial 3-0 win at Inter on Saturday night.

"Napoli are the strongest side at this moment in time," Zamparini told Radio Kiss Kiss on Monday afternoon.

"This Napoli team is worth more than Juventus right now in terms of technique and the strength of their squad."

Turning to his own side, Zamparini has hailed the work of boss Denis Mangia who replaced Stefano Pioli on the eve of the new campaign.

"I was lucky," Zamparini added. "Before I chose him, two tacticians turned the job down.

"Every now and again you need a bit of luck in football..."

It's understood that the two bosses who rejected the opportunity to replace Pioli were Delio Rossi and new Inter boss Claudio Ranieri.

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