Allegri under pressure: Juventus have Antonio Conte in their sights as a successor
Should Juventus separate from coach Max Allegri, Antonio Conte would be the desired successor. The Spurs do want to extend the contract with the coach.
Pressure on Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri is mounting. After a failed start to the season, the voices in Turin are getting louder to switch coaches. Should this scenario occur, Antonio Conte would follow 90 minutes-Information about the preferred candidate for the Italian record champions. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, would like to extend the contract with the successful coach.
The Bianconeri have started the new season weakly, winning just two of their first seven Serie A games and losing both games in the Champions League group stage.
Allegri’s pragmatic style has already been questioned. The Juve coach is already under a lot of pressure. “It would be absolutely crazy to fire Allegri at this point. Allegri has a project here at Juve that will be developed over the next four years,” said sports director Maurizio Arrivabene recently. But that was before the 1-0 defeat of outsiders Monza, which slipped Juve to eighth place in Serie A.
One thing is certain, if things don’t improve after the international break, Allegri will find himself in more and more trouble despite the commitments and an ongoing contract until 2025. The demands of the Italian record champions are simply too high for that.
Conte is very popular with some Juve managers
90 minutes has been informed that some Juventus officials want to replace Allegri with Antonio Conte, despite the latter causing a stir when he left in 2014.
Conte mainly wanted Juan Cuadrado – ironically now at Juventus – from Fiorentina, but his request was rejected. He was also angry about the sale of Arturo Vidal and resigned shortly after those decisions. He was replaced by Allegri in his first stint at Juventus.
Despite his inglorious departure and the high-profile complaints about his return to bitter rivals Inter in recent years, Conte has maintained good relations with some Juve officials. His wife and daughter still live in Turin.
Tottenham want to extend with Conte
However, due to Juventus’ financial difficulties, attracting Conte would be rather difficult. The club is expected to record an annual loss of almost €250 million. Allegri’s resignation could cost another 36 million euros.
Conte’s contract with the tracks will expire at the end of the current season, but Tottenham have the option of a further year’s extension.
90 minutes also know that Tottenham would be happy to offer Conte a new contract, but talks are unlikely to start this winter’s World Cup.
The 53-year-old was shortlisted to succeed Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, but stayed with Spurs, who have started the new Premier League season undefeated. The Spurs are in third place, one point behind league leaders Arsenal.
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