Del Neri to leave Atalanta in summer

MILAN - Atalanta coach Gigi Del Neri, who took charge in 2007, is to leave the Serie A side at the end of the season.

"Del Neri will not be coach of Atalanta next season," club president Alessandro Ruggeri told reporters. "He's decided he wants to go to a club that's fighting for something more than survival.

"I couldn't guarantee him Atalanta will make the Champions League." The Bergamo-based club are 11th in Serie A.