Atalanta ‘optimistic’ on Gasperini

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi is “optimistic” about keeping Gian Piero Gasperini as Coach next season ahead of a new meeting.

They spoke after an end of season lunch and will have another more official encounter tomorrow.

“We’ll meet up tomorrow for a coffee and will define Gasperini’s position,” Percassi told reporters.

“I am optimistic. Tomorrow we’ll know.”

Gasperini has received offers from Roma and other clubs, but could remain if Atalanta pledge to invest in a bigger squad following their historic Champions League qualification.

The Bergamo club finished the Serie A season in third place and as the most prolific team, as well as reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

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