Juventus goalkeeper Alex Manninger has come out in support of manager Alberto Zaccheroni, while labelling former boss Ciro Ferrara as ‘a gamble’.
It has been a disastrous season so far for the Bianconeri as they were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages and have a fight on their hands to finish in the top four.
But the former Arsenal ‘stopper, who is likely to start in this weekend’s clash against rivals Fiorentina, is happy to have such an experienced man back at the helm.
“There’s no comparison between Zaccheroni and Ferrara,” said Manninger.
“We’re talking of a coach and person who has never coached before.
“Ferrara was a gamble that unfortunately lost. With Zaccheroni, you’re playing it safe.
“It has brought security and peace of mind. My team-mates will follow him.”
The 32-year-old has also given his thoughts on the upcoming return ties in the Champions League.
“Who wins between Chelsea and Inter remains to be seen, but for Fiorentina and Milan it will be very difficult,” Manninger added.
“Bayern Munich are perhaps the strongest away from home. Milan need a miracle, even with all their experience.”