Juventus: Thiago Motta priority of Turin management for post-Allegri


By: Manu Tournoux

The day after Juventus’ defeat against Napoli (2-1), the Italian press did not spare the Italian coach, Massimiliano Allegri. Despite convincing results with this beautiful 2nd position in the ranking, the tactician native of Livorno is the victim of numerous criticisms due to a game produced that is far from attractive and to tactical decisions considered strange. However, back on the Juventus bench since the summer of 2021, Massimiliano Allegri has still not succeeded in making Vecchia Signora a team that can claim the title. If the 2023/2024 financial year could suggest this, the last few weeks have shown the glaring shortcomings of the Piedmont team and the criticism is increasingly sharp towards the Italian technician. And the latter could well, despite the latest media releases to the contrary, be part of the great game of musical chairs for which Italy is actively preparing with around ten coaches with a young and modern profile and a growing reputation at the end of their contract.

“I think he’ll stay. Someone can make him leave, it’s always possible, we’ll see what Juve’s ideas will be. He has a contract and has shown his attachment to the club. They will decide and evaluate. Usually, we change coaches when we are not satisfied. I want to see how they could be unhappy, but with this owner anything can happen. Behind a successful team, there is always a very good club, the opposite never happens. The only exception is perhaps last year’s Napoli., Giovanni Branchini, Massimiliano Allegri’s agent, recently declared. However, the tide is seriously changing in the corridors of Juventus. In fact, Turin management is considering making changes to its technical staff next summer.

Allegri on departure, Motta priority

Under contract with the Old Lady until June 2025, Massimiliano Allegri could pack up this summer. In any case, this is the wish of the new Turin management led by Cristiano Giuntoli. According to our information, the leaders of the Bianconeri say they are ready to get rid of the Italian tactician this summer. The time has therefore come for changes on the Juventus bench, which is preparing to write a new page in its history in a new sporting project focused in particular on youth around leaders already present such as Gleison Bremer, Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic. The installations of Kenan Yildiz, Fabio Miretti, Hans Nicolussi Caviglia and Andrea Cambiaso in the rotation are irrefutable proof of this. Just like winter recruits Tiago Djaló and Carlos Alcaraz. Without forgetting the presence of Nicolò Fagioli and Samuel Iling-Junior. A great group of youngsters to which we must add the trio of young nuggets loaned to Frosinone, Enzo Barrenechea, Matias Soulé and Kaio Jorge.

To guide this new sporting project, Juventus targeted the profile of Thiago Motta. According to our indiscretions, the sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, is pushing internally to bring in the former PSG midfielder, author of a flamboyant season at the head of Bologna. Indeed, in addition to producing one of the most appreciated footballs in Italy, the Rossoblù are today ranked in 4th place and are in the middle of the race for Europe with the dream of competing in the Champions League. According to our information, negotiations have started well between the two parties, Thiago Motta has opened the door to an arrival on the Bianconeri bench next summer but wishes to remain focused on this end of the season with the Bolognese club. Discussions will continue in the coming weeks with Giuntoli at the helm who does not intend to let go, considering Motta as the absolute priority to become the headliner of the new Juventus cycle. As a reminder, the Italian coach ends his contract on June 30 with Bologna.

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