Monday January 9 2012
Coaching duo ‘reject’ Parma

Gigi Del Neri and Walter Zenga have distanced themselves from the Parma job should Franco Colomba be axed.

Colomba could be shown the door today following Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing at Inter and both men have been linked with his post.

However, former Juventus boss Del Neri isn’t keen on joining a side mid-season and the ex-Inter goalkeeper is also suggesting that timing may be an issue.

“I am contacted by clubs almost on a daily basis,” Del Neri told Parma Today. “However, I’ve decided to stay out of the game until June.

“I’m at home now and I’m happy with that. My intention is to start coaching again at the end of this season.”

Zenga, meanwhile, has used his Twitter account to respond to the speculation pairing him with the Stadio Tardini outfit.

“I’d be happy to return to Italy and it is an honour to be associated with Parma,” he commented. “However, I have to point two things out.

“Firstly I am under contract with Al Nasr until June 2012. Secondly, my wife Raluca is expecting a baby which will be born in two months.”

Former Italy and Napoli boss Roberto Donadoni, sacked in pre-season by Cagliari, could now be the man the club turn to.

Parma have also been paired with former West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola and Luigi Apolloni. Both are former Parma players.