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Tuttosport is calling for Claudio Ranieri's head following the defeat to Genoa, and want coach Gian Piero Gasperini to replace him.

13 Apr 2009 20:54:04

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It has been clear for a while now that Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport does not have a high opinion of Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri. They have been criticising his work throughout the season, and the team's two most recent results, a 3-3 draw against Chievo at home, and a 3-2 defeat to Genoa, have only made things worse.

The day before the match against Genoa, they had criticised the coach for saying that the team's season was 'extraordinary', as Tuttosport feel that despite all of the problems that have followed Calciopoli, Juventus should never be satisfied with second place. "Juve are more than this," said the paper's front-page headline.

The day after the defeat to the Grifoni, which practically handed Inter the Scudetto on a silver platter, their headline was "Juve to Gasperini," suggesting Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini as a successor for Ranieri.

Having brought a sparkling brand of football to the Marassi stadium, which has allowed Genoa to maintain their fourth place in the table, Gasperini is seen by many as the ideal new Juventus coach. He also has some coaching experience with Juve's youth teams.

Most likely the team's final position will influence the club's decision on Ranieri. Maintaining second place seems mandatory for the coach's position, as finishing third would not be an improvement on last season. Currently they are only two points ahead of third-placed Milan, and ten behind Inter.

Danilo Pochini, Goal.com

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