The second tenure of Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus might not be as long as the first. The Italian coach, who rejoined the team in the summer of 2021, could soon lose his job if performances don’t improve in the next few weeks. With only two victories and four draws through their first six games, including their most recent matchup against Salernitana on Sunday, the Bianconeri are currently sixth in the Serie A standings. Additionally, Juventus dropped its opening two matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage against Paris Saint-Germain and, more significantly, Benfica on Wednesday at home.
Not only because of the outcome, but also because of the manner in which Juventus lost, the entire crowd booed the squad and the coach immediately following the final whistle. Despite the results, the board chose to keep their manager, although Allegri is under additional pressure as a result of the persistent reports that they may be replaced. In the upcoming weeks, will Juventus also confirm their choice? This is the main query being asked by the followers at the moment.
After leaving in 2019 and winning five consecutive Serie A Scudettos, Allegri returned. Before Allegri’s comeback, the club decided to hire Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo. Real Madrid was interested in the current Juventus coach, but he chose to return to his old team. After being jobless for two years, Allegri discovered a very different club. Beppe Marotta, the club’s former CEO, and Fabio Paratic, its previous sporting director, both left. Andrea Agnelli, the club’s president, made the choice to give Allegri more authority. In fact, following Paratici’s summer move to Tottenham, Allegri inked a four-year contract and began collaborating closely with Federico Cherubini, the new sporting director for the Bianconeri.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, who abruptly departed Juventus in the last days of the transfer window, helped to define the summer of 2021. The club didn’t really have the chance to replace him effectively, and as a result, the poor start to the previous season was understandable. Next, January arrived. The second half of the season saw a significant improvement for Juventus after the signing of crucial player Dusan Vlahovi. Despite losing both of their last matches (the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia) against Inter Milan, Juventus displayed certain improvements that raised anticipation for the upcoming campaign.
Paulo Dybala’s summer of 2022 began with his departure, among others, as the club chose to halt contract negotiations that were set to begin in June. The departure of longtime Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, who chose to sign with MLS team Los Angeles FC after his contract expired, also signified the end of an era for the club this summer. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) and Angel Di Maria (PSG) both elected to sign with Juventus after leaving their clubs this summer because to the club’s excellent work with free agents.
Before returning to Old Trafford for a €105 million transfer, Pogba had previously played for the Italian team from 2012 to 2016. Despite being coveted by a number of European clubs, including Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, Pogba ultimately decided to sign with Juventus. Matthijs de Ligt, a crucial player, also departed Juventus this summer to join Bayern Munich for almost €80 million. After reaching a personal agreement with Inter Milan, Juventus made the decision to enter the competition for Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer and acquired him from Torino for €47 million.
Despite the fresh additions, the 2022–23 season has gotten off to a dismal start, in part because injured players like Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba have yet to make their debuts. Juventus are now playing with two primary attackers in Vlahovi and Arek Milik (who has already scored three goals in six games), but Allegri also modified the tactical style. The Bianconeri are now missing on the offensive side and struggle to create many chances. Although the team’s performance is worrying the fans, Juventus continues to support their boss. Allegri is aware that time and contracts are finite in soccer, therefore he must win several games in the upcoming weeks to avoid running out of time. An important test for the future of the Italian coach will be played against Monza on Sunday. Monza recently hired Raffaele Palladino as their new coach.