Juventus in the Midst of Shake-Up of Technical Staff

Juventus do not fear losing Massimiliano Allegri to PSG, but they will indeed make some coaching changes, especially in the youth teams. The boss will have a new assistant, as he has lured Paolo Bianco, who was on Roberto De Zerbi’s staff at Shakhtar Donetsk and Sassuolo. The front office is seeking new gaffers for the U-23 and U-19 sides, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

Lamberto Zauli, who was helming the Serie C outfit, was poached by SudTirol in the second division. The clear frontrunner to replace him is Atalanta’s Primavera manager Massimo Brambilla. He has been instrumental in grooming plenty of prospects over the last few years. It would be his first turn among the pros. The Old Lady might be planning to make their second squad even younger.

Allegri coached Bianco at Cagliari and convinced him to join given the uncertainty in Ukraine, but he might not be the only addition to the Juventus staff. He was also Simone Padoin’s teammate at Atalanta in 2009/2010. The fan favorite returned last year. The former center-back has had previous head coaching experience at Siracusa and Sicula Leonzio. He was likely headed to Carrarese before the Old Lady came calling.

The newcomer will bring a fresh perspective considering the very different style of his previous gaffer. The Bianconeri could tweak their defensive approach to tailor it to Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs De Ligt’s skillsets. In addition, the management decided not to retain U-19’s manager Andrea Bonatti and is weighing the candidates to replace him.