Juventus announces that it has signed an agreement with the coach Claudio Ranieri for the technical management of the First Team. The three-years contract will be effective from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010.
With Claudio Ranieri, man of international experience and vision, able to embody the aims of the mid-team development plan approved by the Board of Directors, a season with a wealth of ambitions and new opportunities opens up. "I’m very proud for this opportunity. We will work hard to regain the proper position that Juventus worth to have – told Ranieri –. The project is ambitious but I’m sure that we will do a good work. The supporters can be reassured, they will be proud of what we’re going to do in Italy and Europe. I didn’t expect this call from Juventus. It arrived on saturday evening. Until than I didn’t receved any sort of contact for the mentioned position. I coudn’t say no, because when Juventus call and you get such an challenging opportunity you just grap it. Negotiations were under way with Manchester City, but the company keept on postponing. Therefore after 15 days I was waiting for, I just decided to accept the Juventus proposal!.
For Juventus, this is an authoritative choice fully in line with the company’s objectives and tradition. "Juventus lost a lot of her champions and now we need to give back stability the company deserve. Our goal to achieve is to bring back Juventus at the top as soon as possible. To get results we will make any affort we could but we will need time – continued Ranieri - We are glad to have in our team champions as Buffon, Del Piero, Nedved and Camoranesi. These great players will share with us the task of growing up the new young generation of Juventus. I’m glad for the player we just get. Grygera was already on my list for Chealsea team. Criscito is very interesting, Salihamidzic is one of the best middle-fielder in Europe. I’d like to thank Juventus for choosing me. To me Juventus is not a final target but just the start. Until now I’ve been training to be a coach, now I can do it".
The press release