Juventus vice-president reveals club’s plan to get a new coach for Ronaldo

Italian Serie A giants Juventus are looking for a new manager for Cristiano Ronaldo and his team mates after Massimiliano Allegri announced his decision to leave the club after five years at the club.  However, Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved said the Italian champions have not decided who will replace the former AC Milan manager but plans were underway to get the perfect man to take the squad forward.

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Allegri is set to leave the Bianconeri after Sunday’s Serie A final game of the season against Sampdoria.  Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi have been linked. Former coach Antonio Conte, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and France boss Didier Deschamps have also emerged as potential replacements.

However, Nedved told Sky Sports Italia: “There will be some evaluations, we are in no rush and can take our time. It won’t be easy, we know this era can never be repeated, so it’ll be even more difficult. So far, we were evaluating what to do with Max, so did not contact any other coaches. We have ideas, including some pretty clear ones, but have made no decisions.”

The Bianconeri hold an 11 point lead over second placed Napoli heading into the final weekend of fixtures, having led the table for almost the entire season. Nedved made this revelation ahead of Juve’s 1-1 draw against Champions League-chasing Atalanta – Allegri’s final home match in charge of the club.

Allegri will depart following five successive Serie A titles and two Champions League silver medals. Juventus’ dream to land the Champions League led to their acquisition of Ronaldo from Madrid. Allegri’s failure in the continental competition drew criticism earlier this year, when Ajax managed to pull off a shock quarterfinal win at the Allianz Stadium.

Nedved went on to insist that Allegri’s tenure has come to a “natural end”, while also praising his achievements at the club. “The club had to make a decision, we made it, I feel this era came to a natural end, without a specific reason. It was a very important cycle and I don’t think it will ever be repeated again,” Nedved added.

“Max won 11 trophies, almost everything we asked of him, so he deserves only praise and a great farewell. The same goes for [defender] Andrea Barzagli, as it is their celebration. There was no one reason, this experience just came to a natural end. Each of us had to say what we felt inside and that’s where we ended up. Juve needs to win trophies, Max did that, so he did a great job.”Related image

Allegri’s future is still unknown ahead of next season but neither is the future of the Juventus’ dugout. Allegri might be considered for the PSG role if Thomas Tuchel is sacked. He might also take charge at Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League if Mauricio Pochettino takes the decision to leave the club.