Juventus & Disappointment named Champions League
Juventus has done everything possible to resolve the Champions League curse, which has been clinging to them since 1996 up to now.
In the summer of 2018, President Andrea Agnelli spent a record amount of 105 million euros to recruit 34-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo. The risk level of this deal is huge.
Because, if failing with Ronaldo, Juventus will be difficult to liquidate huge amounts. When Ronaldo completed his contract with Juventus, he was 37 years old. At that age, is there any club willing to buy Ronaldo?
And Ronaldo can then retire as well. Juventus can completely lose its balance and not collect any money from its 105 million euro investment.
All because Ronaldo is a player named ADN Champions League – with a record 5 times champion, 1 time with MU and 4 with Real Madrid.
Moreover, Ronaldo has won the Champions League scorer 7 times, including 6 consecutive years from 2013 to 2018.
But Juventus’ Champions League campaign ended in the quarterfinals, after a 2-1 defeat at Turin against Ajax Amsterdam.
Previously, the “Old Lady” idea had been eliminated in the eighth round, losing to Altetico 0-2 in the first leg.
A dazzling display of Ronaldo with a hattrick, then scoring in both matches with Ajax is still not enough for Juventus to go further.
More than anyone else, coach Massimiliano Allegri is the one responsible for the failure of this campaign.
The 51-year-old has led Juventus for five years, bringing Juventus twice to the Champions League final two times, but has never broken the curse.
And that is why Juventus Management Board is considering, not yet rushing to renew a new contract with Allegri, although the old contract is only valid until the following season.
Ronaldo doesn’t believe in Allegri, waiting for Pochettino
The source of Football Italia said that Juventus management is seriously divided because of Coach Allegri. Accordingly, Club President – Mr. Agnelli supported Coach Allegri to continue his work.
Because of the interpretation of the head of Juventus, only two names deserve to replace Allegri, namely Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane. But at the moment, recruiting those two names is impossible.
Officials in other Juventus leadership do not want to maintain the current play. Pavel Nedved general director and sports director Fabio Paratici supported the name Mauricio Pochettino.
The division in the Juventus superstructure has led management to consult with some players – including Ronaldo’s important voice. Sadly, CR7 does not believe in the ability of the current teacher Allegri, but waits for the new wind called Pochettino.
Mauricio Pochettino coach can be said to be the “hotest” name in the military today. He turned Tottenham into a real giant of the football world, bringing the North London team to the Champions League final for the first time.
It is worth mentioning, this Argentinian military leader advocates building a team based on a young training foundation, no need to buy a lot of shopping – really in line with the philosophy of Juventus.
The difficulty is that coach Pochettino has a long term contract with Tottenham. And if you want to bring the 47-year-old military to Italy, Juventus will have to spend tens of millions of euros to break the contract.
This is really a difficult problem with the Italian superstructure for 8 consecutive years.