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This season has been quite a disappointing season for Juventus. Together with coach Massimiliano Allegri, the Bianconeri failed to win a trophy.
In Serie A, Juventus can no longer compete in the race for the Scudetto. In the Supercoppa Italiana final, Juventus were defeated by Inter Milan 1-2 in extra time. In the Champions League, Juventus were eliminated by Villarreal in the round of 16. In the Coppa Italia final, Juventus were also defeated by Inter in extra time with a score of 2-4.
Juventus director Pavel Nedved has reportedly complained to club president Andrea Agnelli about Allegri’s incompetence. Nedved’s disappointment is also in line with the majority of Bianconeri supporters.
However, Agnelli is said to not be sacking Allegri. He will continue to manage Juventus next season.
Reported by Football Italia, there are at least three reasons underlying Agnelli’s decision.
Still Believe Allegri
The first reason is that Agnelli still believes in Allegri. Agnelli believes that Allegri is still the most suitable person to handle the Bianconeri.
As is known, Juventus left by Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United at the beginning of the season. Losing a goalscorer like Ronaldo has put Juventus in quite a difficult situation.
In a transitional period like this, the work of the coach who had brought Juventus to 11 championship titles was also considered not entirely disappointing.
This season is the first of Allegri’s second spell at Juventus. By the club, he is contracted until 2025.
Juventus gave Allegri €7 million per season plus bonuses. The contract is quite expensive.
If Juventus sack Allegri after only one season, then the compensation they have to pay is quite large.
Qualify for Champions League
Juventus‘ journey this season has encountered many obstacles. Apart from being left behind by Cristiano Ronaldo, even though Juventus did not prepare a replacement, they are also often hit by a storm of injuries.
One of the players whose injury made Juventus lose a lot is Federico Chiesa.
These situations have a major impact on Allegri’s work in concocting teams to get optimal results. However, even so, Allegri is still able to bring Juventus to a confirmed top four finish in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League next season.
It’s natural that Agnelli still believes in his abilities.