On the coach’s side, the contract and the results: qualification in the Champions League is fundamental
All under scrutiny, including Massimiliano Allegri. At Juve, the defeat in Naples was rather indigestible, an unexpected humiliation after the 8 consecutive victories that had put the black and whites back on track. The top management would like to continue with the coach from Livorno also becauseas reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, a change on the bench would be far from painless from an economic point of view. An investment estimated between 60 and 90 million between the exemption and the hiring of one between Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane, a mountain of money at a time when the priority of the majority shareholder Exor is to put the accounts in order. Allegri thus clings to qualification for the next Champions League and the path to the Europa League and Coppa Italia.
The bulky shadows of Conte and Zidane hover over Allegri, only on 28 November indicated by John Elkann as a point of reference in the sports area after the corporate earthquake and linked to Juventus with a rich contract worth 7.5 million euros plus bonuses until 2025. The bad impression from Naples, however, does not the coach from Livorno is sheltered from possible turnarounds in the summer, given that now everyone is under discussion, even the players and the sporting director Federico Cherubini. The 8 victories in a row and the second place in the standings had deluded the fans and the environment, but Osimhen and his teammates awakened Juventus and brought it back to earth, confirming the abysmal distance between the two teams in terms of play and quality. With Maradona’s scudetto dream vanished, Juventus and Allegri still have important goals: qualifying for the next Champions League is the priority objective that absolutely must not fail, then there are the two cups that could give away at least one trophy in a season that it will be remembered above all for the sensational exit in the group stage in the Champions League and for the football lesson suffered by Napoli.
The Juve bunker collapses in Naples, Allegri gets it all wrong and the “short face” is not enough