Giampiero Ventura has begun work on the Italian national team since his announcement by the Italian Football Federation.
The 68-year old manager was unveiled following the departure of former manager of the team, Antonio Conte. Conte who used to manage Juventus decided to return to club football to manage Chelsea leaving the spot open. Ventura has coach a long list of clubs in Italy, spending five years in charge at Torino before accepting the two year deal from the Football Federation.
Italian giants Juventus have now turned to face former Manchester United forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez after their initial plans to get Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal died on arrival.
Francesco Totti could be heading for his retirement, as the striker is not keen on extending his contract at Roma according to the club president.
Massimiliano Allegri set to be rewarded for his impressive season with Juventus by receiving a new two-year contract, according to general manager Beppe Marotta.
A fifth consecutive title victory in the Italian Serie A was confirmed after the defeat for Napoli on Monday night. Juventus were on course to securing this title for quite a while. After making a poor start to the season, they have been in an unstoppable run since September. Allegri was in danger of a sack at the start of the campaign, but the amazing U-turn that he has done is set to be rewarded.
Maurizio Sarri has pushed Napoli to the 2nd spot of the Italian League, Serie A and Napoli is the only club that has a realistic chance of taking the title away from Juventus.
Massimiliano Allegri has been one of the high-profile managers linked with the vacant dugout at Chelsea. The Italian has found immense success since joining Juventus more than a year ago.
After taking the club to yet another league title, he came within a whisker of returning the proper glory days to the club by taking them to the Champions League final where they were narrowly beaten by a much superior Barcelona. Allegri has become one of the hottest managers in world football after getting the Italian outfit on a 15 match winning run in the league.
When it comes to winning the Champions League, there are 3 teams which are the favorites of lifting the European title and these clubs are: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. All the other teams that are still fighting in this competition also have a chance of becoming the champions but there is a clear difference that exists when it comes to the amount of world class players and in the amount of money that each coach has spent in their respective teams.
Brazilian striker Nilmar has confirmed that he has no intention in joining Inter Milan even though such a move could be the last big transfer in his career.
The preseason schedule of Juventus has seen the Italian champions facing off with Borussia Dortmund and Lechia Gdansk in friendly matches and things haven’t been going very impressively for Juventus as they struggled in both matches and Allegri recently went through an altercation with one of his players which has angered the Italian manager and Allegri does not want this bad vibe from the recent altercation to infect the rest of his players.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected to be given one final opportunity to win the Champions League.
He is certain to start in the upcoming final against Barcelona. Juventus were least expected to reach the final since they did not have a squad capable of challenging against the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. However, they have managed to do the unimaginable by overcoming top clubs like Madrid to reach the final.