Juventus Risk Missing Out on Massimiliano Allegri and Zinedine Zidane

The future of the Juventus and Real Madrid benches could be intertwined, and the Bianconeri might draw the short end of the stick. If Zinedine Zidane left the Spanish club as he has hinted recently, Massimiliano Allegri would be among the top candidates to replace him. On the other end, the former club legend may go in a different direction despite the aspirations of the Old Lady of bringing him back, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Andrea Pirlo has been confirmed for the remaining fixtures, but the management has already decided that he will not be retained next season. Allegri has long been considered the clear frontrunner, but he would not turn down the opportunity to manage the Merengues, especially if the Turin-based side did not qualify for Champions League.

Three days ago, Zidane told the press that he “will make things very easy for the team, as always.” He seems headed for a second divorce with the Galacticos for various reasons, first of all, the stress generated by the job. He suggested in the past that he would like to coach Juventus at some point, but the time might not be right. There is growing belief he could opt for a long sabbatical and replace Didier Deschamps at the helm of the French national team after the 2022 World Cup.

Juventus intend to go with a charismatic gaffer, but the uncertainty regarding the front office impedes their plans. Director Fabio Paratici and vice-president Pavel Nedved were seen arguing at the Stadium after the loss versus Milan, with the former suggesting an immediate change. While they were often a united front in the past, the Nedved is now tighter with Andrea Agnelli. Neither might be confirmed at their respective positions, and Paratici has received some interest from foreign teams, the outlet reports.