Now that we know Juventus have decided to let go of Massimiliano Allegri, we cannot help but wonder who will step up and replace Allegri as the new head coach of “I Bianconeri”.
With no official news of which coach is on Juventus shortlist, all we can do is speculate who could be a good replacement for Allegri. Compiling all the known information and speculations, we have assembled a list of 4 coaches, we believe could be a great replacement for Massimiliano Allegri. In no particular order, we start off our list with Jose Mourinho.
- Jose Mourinho
“The Special One” has been without a club since December 2018, when he got sacked from the position of a head coach at Manchester United. A coach with numerous achievements in his career is expected to end up in one of the biggest European clubs sooner or later, and with a new position opening in Juventus, Mourinho could be called back to coach in Italy. While there was no clear interest from Juventus to bring Mourinho to their team, it was revealed Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his desire to see Mourinho as his coach at the “old Lady”.
Mourinho, who has won a treble with inter in 2010 is not a figure well liked in Turin due to his taunting of Juventus fans after Manchester United defeated Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in group stages in UCL. Nonetheless, we know Cristiano Ronaldo has a lot of strings he can pull in Juventus, as he is the main star that will hopefully bring them the Champions League title one day.
- Arsene Wenger
Not among the most likely to replace Allegri, however still a man who would be a perfect fit for Juventus, with his experience and knowledge. Being the most experienced coach out of all possible replacements, Wenger could be the one that will take Juventus to another level. Despite his announcement of retiring from coaching, the possibility of coaching Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus would be appealing to anyone, which is why we are not excluding a possibility of him coming out of retirement if he gets a call from Italy.
Coming from not having a lot of power in Arsenal, where he was limited by budget restrictions which ultimately prevented Wegner from moulding Arsenal into a club he would have wanted, the story at Juventus would be completely different.
- Mauricio Pochettino
Massimiliano Allegri has been on the wanted list of Tottenham Hotspurs for a while now, which could be a perfect swap for both teams, as their coach Mauricio Pochettino is one of the favourites to take over Juventus.
While there were talks about Mauricio Pochettino moving to other Premier League clubs, he decided not to join Arsenal due to budget restrictions, while Manchester United, the other option is still a huge question.
Should Mauricio Pochettino join Juventus, the Italian team would be in for a complete shock, strategy-wise. As a team that is looking for a way to finally win the UCL, this might not be as bad of a move. With Mauricio Pochettino, Juventus would most likely play more of a high press, high attack football, which could be the recipe for their success on the European level. There are only speculations of Mauricio Pochettino joining Juventus, but the swap of coaches does seem like a move that would benefit both teams as well as coaches.
- Antonio Conte
Currently unemployed, the Italian manager is reportedly one of the top candidates of Pavel Nedved, who has a hard time convincing Andrea Agnelli Conte is the best option for them. As a coach with incredible record with Juventus, a team he coached in 2011-2014, Antonio Conte does seem like the best possible solution. During his time at Juventus, Conte managed to impress with a 102-35-15 record, which results in a 67.1% win rate.
While there are some arguments that could work in favour of Conte return, it’s been reported that Ronaldo, as well as Andrea Agnelli, do not agree with the move, which could prove to be enough to keep Conte out of “I Bianconeri”.
Other candidates also include names as Pep Guardiola, Simone Inzaghi, Maurizio Sarri, Didier Deschamps…