Scudetto winner Luciano Spalletti says he needs some time off to sort things out in his career and personal life. The Italian tactician parted ways with Napoli shortly after lifting the coveted Serie A title last season, having worked alongside now-Juventus sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli. Spalletti believes Giuntoli deserves to be in the position he is in now.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb in an exclusive interview at the Certaldo nel Pallone event, Spalletti reflected on the Bianconeri’s advances.
“Giuntoli knows how to do it all by himself. He’s someone like me, a little younger, but who started out in local tournaments. And to become director of Juventus you need to exhibit quality, a character, a total knowledge of the profession and he is one of those, who knows what his job entails. He knows how to organize an important club like Juventus. I’m happy for him, he deserves to be in this role.”
The former Roma manager then spoke of potentially coaching Juventus, a prospect he couldn’t help but disregard given his relationship with Napoli.
“When you love something strongly, then it’s clear that you have to be careful not to hurt things that you love and are fond of. There are some things to think about. Juventus, however, has a great coach in Allegri, a great manager, a great team. Even if they change, they will make a strong team again with their ambitions. They will achieve the results they deserve.”
When quizzed if Kim-Anguissa-Osimhen are three of strongest backbones he’s had in each area of the field, Spalletti couldn’t help but exalt all his players.
“I’ve had many strong teams I’ve been lucky to coach. These are three extraordinary players. I said Di Lorenzo before when I mentioned the most complete player. Do we want to put Kvaratskhelia in? You put in Osimhen, but let’s also include Kvaratskhelia. Then there’s Zielinski, who whenever we didn’t have him available, we went to find where he was because we wanted to include him. Meret immediately showed what qualities he has. There are many other strong ones.
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