When you’re attempting to become one of world football’s most dominant clubs, it can be a bit difficult to take a step back and smell the roses. This is particularly true for Juventus who, despite their domestic dominance, don’t seem like a club that will be truly happy until they’ve mastered the Champions League. They’ve been close on several occasions in the last few years, but not quite close enough.
It seems as if they’re going to be making big changes in the summer transfer window, which kind of follows the same kind of trend that we’ve seen in the last few years from them. As reported by BBC the main man Massimiliano Allegri, who has been in charge for many of The Old Lady’s successes in their recent history, is going to be departing. It’s a move that has seemingly been a long time coming, to the point where a lot of fans have been thinking about his replacement for months now.
An interesting & risky move
Some agree with the decision and others don’t, but the most important thing of all for the club now is to ensure their next big hire is an absolutely perfect one.
If it isn’t, then they could be in trouble.
Goal.com is reporting that Pep Guardiola has already ruled himself out of the running to be their new boss, confirming that he will be remaining at Manchester City. That’s quite the statement of intent from the Premier League champions, too, as it shows that Pep is pretty determined to bring the Champions League to the Etihad for the first time in the club’s history.
Juve, on the other hand, are still looking around at possible options. Mauricio Pochettino is a name that has been consistently linked with the Italian giants as of late, and it’s not exactly hard to see why. The Argentine has been able to guide Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final, which is a fairly remarkable accomplishment in its own right. Beyond that it’s clear to see that he has a passion for the game unlike any other, but many are questioning whether or not he’d even leave Spurs after pulling something like this off.
A club legend
Of course, before we can get to any of that, we must first praise Allegri for the work he’s done in Turin. He hasn’t been a transitional manager and he hasn’t been an after thought – he’s been the leader. His five year at Juventus have seen him win five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia titles, and two Champions League runners-up medals. The last two will probably still sting quite a bit, but hey, at least he was able to take them all the way through to the final in an era dominated by La Liga (and now the Premier League).
Juventus fans owe this man an almighty thank you, and if they don’t replace him properly in the next few months, many will be calling for him to return. We guarantee it.