Juve stand by coach Ferrara

01 December 2009 07:19
Juventus president Jean Claude Blanc has voiced his support for head coach Ciro Ferrara, despite the Turin giants having dropped to third place in the Serie A standings. A 2-0 reverse at Cagliari saw Juve fall eight points adrift of leaders Internazionale, but Blanc is in no mood to make a panic change. He told the Italian media: "The next few games won't change our project, we will stick to it. "I saw my boys really mad. This hunger and rage can be turned into great results. "Many big clubs have been suffering from a deep crisis. That's the way football works, but we will get out of this tunnel." Meanwhile, Juve expect defender Giorgio Chiellini to be back in action for next weekend's showdown with Inter after he underwent surgery to correct the broken nose his suffered against Cagliari. A statement on the club's official website read: "Giorgio Chiellini underwent surgery on Monday morning to reduce the fracture of his nasal bones. "The surgery was a perfect success and Chiellini will be discharged later on Monday. He will be able to train with a protective mask on Wednesday and Thursday."

Source: ESA