Is the Juventus Era Coming to an End?
On the 16th June 2019, Juventus announced Maurizio Sarri, UEFA Eurpean Legue winner with Chelsea, as a new coach of the Juventus. Old coach, Massimiliano Allegri, had brilliant years with Turin’s Black and White side, 5 consecutive Serie A championship, 2 UEFA Champions League final, 4 Italian Cup and 2 Italian Super Cup. Last season Juventus spent 260 million Euro’s for Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa, Leonardo Bonucci (who had problems with the coach last season and sold Milan), etc, more than any of a season in Allegri-Juventus era. They won Serie A with a brilliant 90 point finish but if you spent 260 million and you have Cristiano Ronaldo, league is not your only goal, you need make final in the arena of champions but they didn’t, they eliminated by Ajax -the fairytale story of the 2018/2019 Champions League season- in the quarter finals, and Andrea Agnelli, founder and chairman of Juventus, didn’t want to continue for another season with Allegri.
Allegri coached Juventus 5 year and 271 matches, he won 2,27 points per game. Maurizio Sarri coached only 19 games and won 2,58 points per game, Juventus undefeated in both Serie A and Champions League this season but in 14th week of the season, Serie A’s top team in standings not have a black and white shirt; old Juventus coach’s Antonio Conte and his team Inter Milan leads league standing with 1 point advantage. Last year in these days, Bianconeri’s results was 13 wins, 1 draw, 31 goals, 8 goals conceded; best at each category. This season’s results are 11 wins, 3 draws, 25 goals, 12 goals conceded, still unbeaten but if you aren’t top of the standing, it’s means nothing.