Monday March 7 2011
Nedved or Gentile to replace Del Neri?

If the situation deteriorates any further in Turin, Juventus would sack Gigi Del Neri and place either Pavel Nedved or Claudio Gentile in temporary charge.

Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Milan was Juventus' sixth in eight games and their third in a row causing speculation to mount about Del Neri's future.

Juventus now lie seventh in Serie A, 10 points adrift of Lazio who occupy the fourth and final Champions League place.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that Del Neri will be sacked if Juventus lose to relegation threatened Cesena next weekend.

In that case, Juventus President Andrea Agnelli would ask Nedved to become a caretaker manager.

The Czech already showed an interest in the position when sounded out following Juventus' defeat to Bologna last month.

A more likely eventuality would be that of Gentile taking charge. The Italy legend has a wealth of experience from his coaching of the Under-21s.

He was in contention for the position last season only to lose out to Alberto Zaccheroni.