Who will replace Max Allegri at Juventus?

Chloe Beresford by Chloe Beresford / 17 May 2019, 13:36

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a well-loved Coach.

At Juventus, Max Allegri has won consecutive league titles in each of his five seasons in charge, as well as four Coppa Italia trophies and reaching two Champions League finals.

For those reasons alone, Bianconeri president Andrea Agnelli has so much to be grateful for as the club announced on Friday that Allegri would not be on the bench for the 2019/20 campaign.

However, they say that familiarity breeds contempt, and although that decision must not have been easy for either party, it was definitely the right time for them to part ways.

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There is no doubt that Allegri must be applauded for all that he has achieved in Turin, yet this term it appears that the Coach had hit a glass ceiling.

The club have made it very plain in the past few seasons that their objective is to win the Champions League, and the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid made such a desire even more obvious.

Yet Allegri fell short time and time again in the competition this term, defeated by a dysfunctional Manchester United in the group stages, by Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the opening knockout stage, and again by Ajax when Juve were ultimately knocked out in the quarter-final.

In the latter match, the Coach failed to adapt to the Dutch side’s aggressive attacking style, continuing to select older, slower players rather than the more dynamic options available to him.

While their band of talented youngsters made Ajax the epitome of a modern team, Allegri’s tactics looked wooden and stuck in the past. It wasn’t only in Europe that Juve suffered, either. They were knocked out of the Coppa Italia – after winning the trophy in the last four consecutive campaigns – with a resounding 3-0 defeat by Atalanta, a team who adopt a similar style to Ajax.

 

That the league title was sewn up so early was more an indication of how the other teams in Serie A have struggled to perform rather than Juve’s own brilliance, and that is why Allegri’s time is now up.

“We’ll evaluate this year and the future, because after eight years – five under me – the next will be more difficult,” Allegri told Sky Italia after a 2-0 defeat to AS Roma last weekend. The margin for error will be reduced and it’ll be increasingly difficult to win, including in Serie A.”

Those words already paved the way for the suggestion he could move on, and rumours suggest he could now swap Turin for Paris as PSG have shown a keen interest for next term.

As for his potential replacement, Antonio Conte is said to be a front-runner, however he is also said to be evaluating a lucrative offer from Inter.

Mauricio Pochettino has also strongly hinted that he will move on from Tottenham if his side win the Champions League this season, an event that would certainly alert Juve to his availability.

Another season of Allegri’s pragmatism was not something that many Juve supporters would have been looking forward to, despite how much he will be missed in Piedmont. However, his calm, sensible and ultimately winning approach would almost certainly be valuable for another top side.

 

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