Noted Sporting Director Luigi Pavarese has given his thoughts on the Scudetto race next season, believing that Inter and Juventus will be the strongest sides in Serie A by far.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, as reported by FCInter1908, the Sporting Director who has worked for multiple clubs in the divisions just below Serie A, talked about his predictions for the upcoming season.

The Nerazzurri will know that defending the Scudetto will be a challenge, with multiple teams having strong enough squads that they could conceivably compete for the title should they find their best form.

However, Pavarese still believes that the Nerazzurri are among the absolute strongest teams in the division, and that only the Biancocelesti are realistically likely to rival them at the top of the table.

Among the chasing pack, the Sporting Director believes that Napoli will be the side with the best chance of giving the Scudetto holders and their main rival trouble.

His words:

“Today I would put [Napoli] immediately behind Juve and Inter. The former, with Allegri and the desire for revenge, are able to reach the same level as Inter, a team that will have the enthusiasm and desire to prove to be up to the challenge with Inzaghi. Immediately behind them are Napoli, who need a left winger. However, [Napoli coach Luciano] Spalletti too will be guided by a sense of revenge towards many in the league.”