Juventus Rule Out Sudden Changes and Deny Locker Room Drama

Juventus will not make immediate decisions after the stunning loss versus Benevento. The club denied a summit at the highest level, between president Andrea Agnelli and Exor chairman John Elkann, that was reported earlier today. Moreover, they dismissed the rumours coming from La Stampa about some yells and insults between players in the locker room Sunday.

The Bianconeri will stay the course for now, but the work of Andrea Pirlo will be under scrutiny in the rest of the campaign, both Gazzetta dello Sport and SportMediaset report. The management is naturally disappointed, but they would prefer keeping the coach for next year.

Gazzetta indicates that the front office moved on from Maurizio Sarri in the summer partly because of his strict rules and decided to trust the players and an unexperienced gaffer. At first Pirlo showed courage with his tactics, but then he gave up on the aggression midway through the season. More often than not his team has looked confused from the tactical standpoint and without a plot offensively. The faux-pax against Benevento is unjustifiable since it came after a full week of practice.

SportMediaset pointed out that Arthur’s howler is only the latest signal of lack of focus and fierceness by the squad and such attitude is considered unacceptable by the executives. Director Fabio Paratici stated right after the game that they plan to move forward with the current manager. However, the outlets inform that the Juventus brass could change their mind if final stretch of the season continues to be disappointing.