The coaches pass but the problems remain. For almost two years now, Juventus have not been able to find the man capable of making his team pass a milestone. In 2019, however, she believed that Maurizio Sarri, who was previously stationed at Chelsea, had all the qualities to achieve it. But the former Napoli coach was dismissed in August 2020 after the elimination against OL in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. To replace him, the Bianconeri leaders tried the bet Andrea Pirlo. The former midfielder thus lived his first experience on a bench with a professional team. But again, this is a failure.
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A return of Allegri is taking shape
Eliminated in the Round of 16 by FC Porto in C1, the Old Lady will most certainly lose the Serie A title. She could even end with a white season in case of defeat in the Italian Cup final. Despite all this, Juventus have always said publicly that Pirlo will stay if the team qualifies for the next Champions League, which is yet to be done. However, the discourse is quite different behind the scenes. Yesterday, the Italian press explained that President Andrea Agnelli had met Massimiliano Allegri in Turin, where he still has a home.
Free since leaving Piedmont in 2019, the Italian coach is the priority, he who has the advantage of knowing the house well and having a solid experience. This Friday, the Gazzetta dello Sport seems to take his return for granted and is already drawing the contours of the future workforce of Juventus for the 2021-22 fiscal year. With the financial crisis linked to covid-19, the bianconera team will not have colossal resources. But Allegri, who should integrate Andrea Barzagli into his staff, knows how to adapt to the human resources at his disposal. The objective will also be to integrate and work with young people.
A facelift for the Old Lady
Regarding the players already in place this year, there should be movement. Among the goalkeepers, Massimiliano Allegri would not be against continuing with Wojciech Szczęsny. But the Gianluigi Donnarumma track is explored more than ever by Juve, as contacts took place yesterday with Mino Raiola. Gianluigi Buffon has a good chance of not being retained. This should also have been the case for Giorgio Chiellini, at the end of the contract. In recent months, we have mostly talked about the fact that he can hang up his boots and join the club as a leader. The situation should change since it should be extended.
He would therefore stay with Bonucci, De Ligt, Demiral and Dragusin. But another left central defender, a profile that is lacking according to the Gazzetta, could be recruited. Same thing at the left side position where Alex Sandro will continue the adventure. In the midfield, a profile à la Matuidi or la Khedira will be sought. Departures are not to be excluded in this sector of play. Finally, in attack, the future of CR7 seems to be written elsewhere. As explained yesterday, Paulo Dybala will be placed at the heart of Allegri’s project. The Gazzetta adds that the Italian manager could use the Joya in a 4-2-3-1 with Kulusevski and Chiesa. Alvaro Morata also appears to fit into the plans of the 53-year-old technician, who is also reportedly pushing for a Moise Kean return. The Old Lady is getting ready for a hell of a facelift!