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.
Juventus suffered their first league defeat since October after a shock 1-0 loss against Parma.
On September 1st of 2013, Gareth Bale made his way into the history-books of football as he was signed by Real Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of €91-€100 million. The Welshman became the most expensive player ever in the sport.
Juventus appear to be bracing themselves for the exit of Andrea Pirlo after manager Massimiliano Allegri revealed his plans to sign a playmaker in the winter or summer transfer window.
Pirlo has been an outstanding player for Juventus since joining them a few years ago from AC Milan. He has been responsible for three successive league titles and also doing well in the Champions League. The 35 year-old, though, is coming to his last years as a professional footballer. He is widely expected to leave the club in the summer with his contract set to expire.