Cristiano Ronaldo Okays Return of Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus

Andrea Agnelli and Massimiliano Allegri did not discuss an immediate return in their recent meeting, but such option can not be totally excluded. Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo has greenlit the return of the previous coach, who, unlike Maurizio Sarri, was not dismissed for problems with the locker room, Don Balon reports.

On the other hand, Allegri would need to mend fences with Fabio Paratici and Pavel Nedved. The two directors pushed to move on from him two years ago after the early elimination in Champions League at the hands of Ajax. The management would be thrilled if Andrea Pirlo could turn it around in the next matches, but they are ready to take drastic measures because they can not afford to slip out of the top four. The chairman is tempted to hire Allegri right away, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Allegri’s mentor and confidant Giovanni Galeone discussed the future of the gaffer in an interview: “He is sure to be back on the bench in June, so he must have received an offer. He was very decisive in that regard. He has an excellent relationship with Agnelli, there were no frictions when they parted ways. I would have ruled out a return a year ago, now I do not.”

“Once he left, they sold his most trusted players like Blaise Matuidi, Sami Khedira and Emre Can. He probably would have made different choices. The current roster has quality, the problem is just to find the right way to field it and give it a precise style of play.”