Due to the premature exit from the Champions League, the pressure on Massimiliano Allegri only increases. Juventus Turin is considering a change of coach, but initially makes certain demands on the coach.
The season so far has only been one thing for Juventus: extremely sobering. They said goodbye to the Champions League with the 3-4 defeat against Benfica on Tuesday evening. While the end-to-end exit didn't really come as a surprise, it doesn't make this misstep any less significant.
At the same time, there is no performance in the league either. After eleven match days, the former series champion is just eighth in the table. Only five games have been won so far. The pressure on Massimiliano Allegri is correspondingly high.
In the last two or three weeks, things seemed to have eased up a bit for him despite the sobering results. At that time, the club management was much more likely to focus on the team and also publicly account for it. This should also protect the coach a little.
Actually, Juve would like to continue to hold on to Allegri. According to the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport, there are now certain conditions that apply to the counted coach (via fussball.news).
A minimum requirement that he has to achieve in the future: A place in the table that secures Juve the Champions League. So he has to finish in the top four at the end of the season. It doesn't look like that at the moment.
A requirement that he has to meet right now: In the premier class, third place in the group must be maintained. This is how at least the playoffs for the Europa League should be achieved. Maccabi Haifa, currently level on points with Turin, has to stay in fourth place. Should this scenario not materialize, for which the game against Paris Saint-Germain will be important (Haifa also against Benfica), Allegri could have to leave early.
Basically, the 55-year-old's coaching chair continues to wobble, although the boardroom has held on to him longer than expected.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Pressure mounts on Allegri: Juventus set minimum requirements for manager.