Juventus Divided About Allegri and Possible Replacement

Massimiliano Allegri is losing supporters inside the club as Juventus keep slumping on the pitch, but it’s not yet certain the management will sack him at the end of the season. Some higher-ups appreciate the attachment and leadership he has shown in the last couple of years.

According to TuttoSport, the coach has changed his mind and would be willing to stay even if his contract wasn’t extended in the summer. He’d begin the next campaign on an expiring deal, which is unusual for big clubs. It tends to lead to a mid-season ousting, as it happened to José Mourinho, for instance.

Allegri and his camp have grown increasingly nervous in recent weeks. The lack of clarity about the future is one of the main reasons for that. On the other hand, Cristiano Giuntoli, despite his important role, doesn’t have the authority to decide on his own. The ownership will also chip in.

The Tuscan gaffer won’t step down and, should he be fired, won’t rescind his contract. He and his large staff have an annual cost of €20M. The management isn’t on the same page about his prospective replacement, either. Some side with Thiago Motta, while others prefer Antonio Conte’s return.

Our Take on Juventus and Allegri

Such a pivotal and impactful call shouldn’t hinge on the economic aspects, but that will contribute too, although probably affecting the possible replacement more than whether to fire him. It’s unlikely they’ll have two super-expensive coaches on their books simultaneously.

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