Juventus have confirmed that Ciro Ferrara is in contention to be appointed manager on a permanent basis.
The former Bianconeri and Italy defender was brought in for the final two matches of the Serie A season following Claudio Ranieri’s departure last month.
Juve president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli confirmed Ferrara was a contender for the vacancy but added that general manager Jean-Claude Blanc was considering several candidates.
“We will try to employ an Italian coach, who is young in spirit and who has a will to risk and keep the team charged-up,” he told the club’s official website.
“Blanc is preparing a series of files about various possible candidates with an evaluation on their characteristics.
“We will analyse them and I think that by the end of the week or the beginning of the next we will come to a conclusion.”
Gigli continued: “Ferrara? We have the proof that he is well received by the supporters at the Olimpico.
“We will have to choose a coach who can show a strong Juventus spirit from an attachment to our past and a capability to adapt quickly.”