Allegri Job Considered Safe Despite Juventus Struggles

Despite the subpar results and the complaints of the fans, Massimiliano Allegri is firmly at the helm of Juventus, and his future is not in doubt. His long and rich contract guarantees his permanence for a few more seasons. The coach himself alluded in recent pressers that he has embarked on a multi-year project.

The Tuscan gaffer is on track to do worse than Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo. The two previous managers got the ax after just one season. That is highly unlikely to happen again this summer. President Andrea Agnelli has complete confidence in the current skipper, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Following the loss against Inter and the draw with Bologna, Juventus and Allegri will have to settle to fight the minimal result, a top-four finish. Coppa Italia represents their last chance to avoid going trophy-less for the first time in over a decade. They will face Fiorentina in the semi-finals’ return leg Wednesday. They won one-nil away in the first game.

After 33 rounds, the Bianconeri had collected 3 more points in 2020-2021, and were closer to the top position, and 14 more in 2019-2020. On the other hand, Sarri paid the price of the strained relationships inside the players, Pirlo of his lack of experience. The Juventus chairman has no doubts about Allegri on those fronts. Even if some missteps raised eyebrows, the difficulties stemming from a third straight coaching change likely outweigh the positives. Moreover, the current boss is tied to the club for three more years, with a hefty €9M salary.