“The coach feels responsible for our history and is determined with our team to face the next two games to deserve Europe on the pitch”
“It’s a difficult time on and off the pitch, Juventus has always faced adversity and has always strengthened in adversity.” John Elkann, managing director of Exor and of the Agnelli Foundation, thus expresses himself on the complicated moment for Juventus, on and off the pitch. The Juventus club has just been penalized 10 points by the FIGC federal appeals court for the capital gains case.
The ruling came yesterday, shortly before the match that the team coached by Massimiliano Allegri lost 4-1, essentially saying goodbye to the possibility of placing among the top 4 in the league. In any case, qualification for the Champions League and the next European Cups appears to be a chimera: in June, Juve will face a new sporting procedure for the salary maneuver.
ELKANN AND THE INTERVIEW WITH ALLEGRI
“Today I spoke to our coach Allegri – added Elkann on the sidelines of the inauguration of the third chair dedicated to Avvocato Agnelli at the Bocconi University in Milan – . He feels the responsibility of our history and is determined with our team to face the two next matches to deserve Europe on the pitch”.
Meanwhile, the coach’s name ends up in the spotlight. Allegri, yesterday’s protagonist of a vibrant outburst for the “dripping” to which the team was subjected between trials and sentences, is linked to Juventus by a very rich four-year contract that expires in 2025. The last 2 seasons have been extremely disappointing and the Juventus future of the coach, despite the agreement in force, does not seem guaranteed.
CHEERFUL, FUTURE AT RISK
Juve should start the re-foundation with the hiring of Cristiano Giuntoli, sporting director who built the miracle of Napoli champion of Italy. The manager, who should sign a five-year contract, could start a new cycle, with a start inevitably conditioned by the possible consequences of UEFA measures: without the Cups, the Juventus project would be recalibrated.
Meanwhile, bookmakers update the blackboard. For the possible replacement of the Livorno coach for Snai’s betting analysts in pole position is Zinedine Zidane, former star of the black and whites and stopped by his farewell to Real Madrid: a return to Zizou’s Old Lady is worth 4 times the stake, while for the Sisal experts in pole position are two young coaches – also former Juve players – such as Igor Tudor, also in Pirlo’s technical staff, and Raffaele Palladino, both offered at 6. As Agipronews reports, Antonio Conte 2.0 rises to 7, while a possible landing in black and white for Luciano Spalletti, en route with Napoli, is set at 12. Further away Roberto De Zerbi, at 33, and Pep Guardiola’s dream even proposed at 50.