Tuesday May 10 2011
Juve look at Van Gaal

Juventus have discussed the option of hiring Louis Van Gaal, the Corriere dello Sport claims today.

The Rome-based daily leads with the story in the aftermath of the Old Lady's 2-2 draw with Chievo last night, which just about ended their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

According to the publication, Fabio Paratici, an assistant to Juventus director general Beppe Marotta, has held initial talks with Van Gaal's representative.

Juventus are apparently considering making the Dutchman an offer given that Luciano Spalletti and Roberto Mancini are unwilling to leave Zenit and Manchester City respectively.

Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri and former Juve midfielder Antonio Conte, fresh from leading Siena into Serie A, have also been linked with the job.

Current Juve Coach Gigi Del Neri last night admitted after the 2-2 draw with Chievo that the club would decide his fate.

The 59-year-old Van Gaal was expected to take a year out of the game next season after being sacked by Bayern Munich this term.

The tactician does have a good track record given his spells in charge of Ajax, Barcelona, Holland, AZ and Bayern.

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