The change is now ! At least, it’s very soon at Juventus. After a particularly disastrous 2020-21 fiscal year, the Old Lady will logically have to make adjustments to its workforce, but also to evolve in its management. Holder of the Serie A title since the 2011-12 season, the Piedmontese team will a priori lose their crown. After 33 days of the championship, Inter Milan (79 points) dominate the standings ahead of Atalanta Bergamo (68 points). Behind, we find Juventus with 66 points. Or the same total as Napoli and AC Milan. With 61 points and one game less, Lazio Rome also has something to play for.
In addition to the probable loss of the Scudetto, the Bianconeri are not yet guaranteed to participate in the next edition of the UEFA Champions League. An absence would be an industrial disaster and a fatal blow. Due to the health and economic crisis linked to the covid-19 epidemic, Juve have had colossal financial losses, like most football clubs. To all this, we must add that her early elimination in the Champions League, in the round of 16 against Porto, deprived her of income and bonuses from C1. Between Serie A and the Italian Cup final, the Turin club still have six matches to save the furniture and avoid a blank season.
Several heads could fall
But whatever the case, this one will leave traces. Indeed, Juventus has been restless behind the scenes in recent weeks. And it should move on all floors! Pointed out after the Super League fiasco, President Andrea Agnelli should remain in place. On the other hand, this might not be the case for Fabio Paratici. Present at the club for eleven years, the time to glean 18 trophies, the Italian general manager could bow out at the end of the season announces the Gazzetta dello Sport. A departure that would be significant since “Paratici has been making all the key decisions for building the team for three years and the departure of Marotta”, specifies the transalpine publication. It could be one of the first fuses to blow. Juve has their hands on this file.
After the elimination in C1, Andrea Agnelli had maintained his confidence in Andrea Pirlo. But the Italian coach is no longer guaranteed to stay. Earlier this week, Fabio Paratici explained: “In the case of a qualification in Champions, Pirlo is confirmed, of course. We don’t even think about this possibility ”. However, this possibility does exist. The shadow of Massimiliano Allegri hangs over the former midfielder. In recent days, the name of the Italian technician has come back with insistence. A coach who has the advantage of knowing the house well since he has already coached the Old Lady between 2014 and 2019 and who is free. However, his salary, which is higher than Pirlo’s, could be a drag.
Tuttosport in fact his favorite if Pirlo were to be fired. The names of Zinedine Zidane and Gennaro Gattuso are also mentioned. For its part, the Corriere Torino assures Allegri will come back. He is said to have even spoken to President Agnelli on several occasions in recent days in Turin, where he still has a house. In addition to sports management and staff, some players could also be affected by the upcoming changes. While it costs the Piedmontese dearly in salary, CR7 would be likely to pack up according to the Gazzetta. Manchester United like PSG have often been cited as possible fall points.
Often announced leaving, Paulo Dybala, he would be at the heart of the new project if Allegri returned. On the arrivals side, the goal will be to once again rejuvenate an aging workforce. Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has yet to extend to AC Milan, is courted. On loan to PSG, Moise Kean is still appreciated in Turin, where he has already played. Free at the end of the season, Memphis Depay (OL) still arouses the interest of the Bianconera team. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) is also favored by Juventus. A Juventus who will try to achieve a cannonball end of the season to qualify for the Champions League and limit the damage. Behind the scenes, the club is already preparing for the future …