Juventus lost another away game versus Milan, dropping to minus ten from the top spot after nine rounds for the second straight year, but the management once again renewed their confidence in Massimiliano Allegri. The executives are more worried about the seesawing and underwhelming performances of the team than about the boss.
As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the coach will continue to face scrutiny, but he’s still likely to stay at the helm for the entire season. Only catastrophic results could lead to an ousting during the World Cup break.
Instead, the Juventus brass and Allegri have decided to impose stricter discipline. The squad would probably already be on retreat if they didn’t have to go abroad to face Maccabi Haifa Tuesday. It could start Wednesday to better prepare for the Derby della Mole. It happened last October too.
Tardiness and lack of effort in practice will no longer be tolerated. More fines could be forthcoming. The veteran manager was brought back also because Andrea Pirlo was too lax on such front, according to the management. The Bianconeri have prevailed in two straight matches just once so far and have been abysmal on the road.
Our Take on Juventus and Allegri
It’s evident that the coach is a wartime president that can fare decently only when he simply has to manage a star-studded squad. Instead, his flaws are clear when he has to bring something more to the table, such as developing players and devising tactics or game plans. The Bianconeri already missed a window to ax him, and sticking with him in November too would be foolish. Not qualifying for next season’s Champions League would be more expensive than the firing.
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