Sampdoria head coach Dejan Stankovic feels that all of Inter, Juventus, and AC Milan are all still very much in the hunt for the Serie A title.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the coach and former Nerazzurri midfielder gave the view that the Nerazzurri, the Rossoneri, and the Bianconeri cannot be ruled out of an open Scudetto race.

Napoli have established an extremely strong position for themselves in their chase of a first Serie A title in around three decades.

The Partenopei have a commanding eight-point advantage over their closest rivals Milan, whilst they are ten and eleven points clear of Juventus and Inter respectively.

This is a big gap indeed, but with 23 matches still left to play after the World Cup break, the teams behind Napoli will certainly feel that they have a chance to catch up, and Stankovic certainly feels so.

“The title race is never open this early on,” the Serbian coach said, “Just look back to last season.”

“In any case, Spalletti’s team are deserving of this position in terms of the quality of their football and their intensity.”

“I’m not trying to jinx them at all,” the coach joked, “Napoli are a top team at the world-class level.”

“But now Milan, Juve and Inter are starting to arrive,” Stankovic noted, “the teams we were waiting to be among the contenders, so now anything can happen.”