GASPERINI STAYS AT ATALANTA

Atalanta director Luca Percassi has been speaking on the future of manager Gian Pero Gasperini at the Italian football club. Percassi talked about Gasperini and the Champions League outfit in a press conference.

Gasperini was due to address the media before plans were changed one hour to the press conference thereby fuellingrumours of a possible exit for the Atalanta manager but those rumours have been refuted by Percassi who says that the Italian tactician will stay at the club.

Atalanta manager Gasperini has done a good job at the Italian football club. He has led Atalanta to the top of Italian football in addition to securing a third successive season in the Champions League was sealed last weekend following the 4-3 away win at Genoa.

Gasperini had earlier led Atalanta to the Champions League quarterfinals last season and the Champions League round of 16 this season. In addition, the Italian manager has led the club to two Coppa Italia finals in three seasons including this season’s edition. Juventus sealed the Coppa Italia title for this season on Wednesday following the 2-1 win over Atalanta in the final.

On the visit of AC Milan on the final day of the league on Sunday, Percassi said that Atalanta will give their all despite achieving the target of qualifying for Champions League football. Opponents Milan need to beat Atalanta to secure a return to the Champions League after many years.

Milan, Juventus and Napoli are all in the hunt for just two Champions League slots with a team certain to miss out on Europe’s premier club competition.

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