Why Juventus Won’t Sack Allegri

Juventus manager Max Allegri is currently under a lot of pressure after a poor start to the season which sees the Turin-based club lay 8th in Serie A. However, the fee to part ways with the Italian coach may be why Juve wont sack Allgeri anytime soon.

Max Allegri returned to Juve at the beginning of the 2021/2022 campaign after leaving the club in 2019. He guided the Old Lady to UEFA Champions League to 4th position, 16 points behind champions AC Milan.

Furthermore, Juve is currently 3rd in Group H in the UEFA Champions League but with zero points from their opening two fixtures against PSG and Benfica.

However, a poor start to the current season as a result of injury issues to new signings Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria has not helped Juventus’ cause.

The Old Lady’s defence is still strong, only conceding five goals in their opening seven games. But it’s their attack that is currently faltering, only scoring nine goals so far. This supports many Juve fans’ argument that the style of play Allegri implements is too negative and unsustainable.

However, the reason Juventus may be hesitant to sack the manager, is that they will have to cough up a reported €36million in compensation fees to part ways with the coach, as per Italian outlet Corriere della Sera.

This may prove to be too big of a stumbling block given Juve posted a €254million loss for the 2021/2022 season, a new Serie A record.

Juventus will likely wait until the end of the season before continuing their pursuit of Spurs boss Antonio Conte. The former Chelsea boss is under contract until the end of the campaign and will be available for free, whereas pursuing him now may require a fee to Spurs.

The Old Lady may decide to stick with Allegri until the end of the season just to lessen the financial burden of sacking him now. Although, his contract runs until 2025, which means Juve will still need to cough up a hefty some to part ways with the manager for the second time.