Dispossessed of its title of Italian champion by Inter and eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League by FC Porto, Juventus, currently 5th in Serie A, runs the risk of not playing the next edition of the C1 . An affront in Piedmont. And inevitably, when it comes to looking for those responsible, all eyes are on Andrea Pirlo who, for his first season as a high-level coach, has not been able to find the formula to lead the Old Lady to success.
And if, officially, we continue to support the young technician, behind the scenes, the situation is very different. The transalpine media – The Gazzetta dello Sport, Tuttosport and the Corriere dello Sport – evoke this Tuesday the many tracks followed by the Bianconeri to take the reins of the team next season. Headlining, the dream: Zinedine Zidane. Visibly bored with his daily life at Real Madrid, the Frenchman greatly appeals to the Turin management. His return to Italy is a possibility well and well studied, even if his emoluments weigh heavily.
Two favorites and serious outsiders
Another name in good position on the transalpine shelves, that of Massimiliano Allegri. Free since leaving Juve last summer, the Italian, in regular contact with Andrea Agnelli and other leaders, could well afford a surprising comeback. Then come three outsiders. Gennaro Gattuso, whose future in Naples is sealed, is one of them, as explained by the Corriere and Tuttosport. His grumpy profile has supporters in the spans of Juventus Stadium.
Same story for Sinisa Mihajlovic, whose work with Bologna particularly appeals to certain decision-makers in Turin. Finally, Simone Inzaghi, who has still not returned to Lazio despite more than honorable service records, is also a candidate. Juventus will have to decide, they hope, with the qualification in C1 in their pocket …