Juventus announced on Saturday 8 August 2020 as it left his coach Maurizio Sarri after a single season, full of misunderstandings and approximations, concluded Friday evening with elimination in the face to the OL in the champions League. "Good-bye Maurizio" or "Sarri Out" : the headlines of the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport were already Saturday morning good indicators as to the strength of the position of the coach, from turin, and after that exit very early, as early as the eighth-finals, one round earlier than last season against Ajax Amsterdam.
the leaders of The club, the chairman Andrea Agnelli in the lead, had promised " a few days of reflection ". It is necessary to believe that the answers to their questions came more easily than expected. Juventus came to the conclusion, which is that of many observers and tifosi adores a long time : the marriage between the club bianconero and the former coach of Napoli and Chelsea was not a happy union. Sarri has never really managed to erase the impression of the first days, that of a great distance between what he is, his career started at the end of the regional championships in Tuscany, his idea of the game, the way you communicate, and what is the Juventus.
there was anecdotal : the cigarettes, the sweat and the excess of language. But not only that. Juventus is an institution that lives of success, assurance, domination, and efficiency. After the game Friday, Sarri spoke, in addition to arbitration, " not worth it ", a "great game" and a hypothetical " ranking C1 ", which Juve would be a " first or second with six wins, a draw and a defeat ". Both statements, construed in Saturday, as a lack of lucidity, or even as confirmation that he was not in his place.
Sarri has held, that a year after the long cycle of Massimiliano Allegri, five seasons marked by five scudetti, but also the two finals of the champions League. For the rest, the leaders from turin, and would think especially to Mauricio Pochettino, free since he left Tottenham. Other names circulating are those of Simone Inzaghi, Zinedine Zidane, or... Allegri. A new site opens, in any case, in Turin, as much as the sports director Fabio Paratici could also be rejected.
The pillar Ronaldo
Even though the situation was unstable for weeks, the great upheaval is the direct result of the elimination of Friday and the obsession of the leaders of turin for the champions League, a trophy that Juve has won only two times, the last in 1996. Friday, Agnelli recalled that the C1 was no longer a dream, but a goal. And it is quite obvious that when he recruited Cristiano Ronaldo, the plan was not to stack the scudetti and fall prior to the high altitude in the face of the Ajax or the OL.
Economically it no more, the elimination is not good news for Juventus, the accounts of which remain weighed down by the operation Ronaldo, and whose workforce would need a rejuvenation. This last requirement does not apply to the Portuguese (35 years), impeccable, and author of the entirety of the seven goals scored by Juve in the knockout stages since his arrival. The five-times Ballon d'or has vowed that it would remain, and its president said Friday, describing it as " a pillar of Juventus ". The pillar is solid, but there are major reconstruction work to do around.Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 10:33