Allegri “furious” with Juventus Chiefs in wake of Ronaldo Transfer Exit
Massimiliano Allegri has returned to Juventus for a second stint in charge and seen the Italian side wave goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo in a transfer window that has left him frustrated.
The Italian, Allegri returned for a second spell in the dugout and replaced Andrea Pirlo as the Juventus coach but was unable to add to his squad as he would’ve liked.
Mainly, Ronaldo exited Turin after three years and as a replacement, the club bought Moise Kean back from Everton. Manuel Locatelli, who was impressed for the Azzurri at Euro 2020 also moved from Sassuolo to bolster the midfield.
Otherwise, Allegri will be working with the same squad he inherited and their Serie A season has not started impressively. Juventus has one point from their opening two games and, according to Giornale Allegri is “furious” with President Andrea Agnelli and sporting director Federico Cherubini.
Reportedly, he told the hierarchy, “These were not the agreements” when he accepted a return to the club. Allegri presided over a hugely successful first spell winning five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia’s.
He also guided Juventus to two Champions League finals in three years. Ronaldo’s departure leaves the Italian sidelight of goals as they attempt to improve on last season’s fourth place.
“Cristiano spent three years at Juventus, he scored goals, which he is very good at, he’s an extraordinary player, but we cannot think about Ronaldo from now on”.
“I have a fine squad; we simply must realize that we can’t just dominate every match. We need to come together and this will help us for the future. I am optimistic, always”.
He also addressed the recent defeat at Empoli adding, “the lads had started strong, they conceded at the first mistake playing out, then got too hasty”.
“We must have the patience to talk it calmly, play as a team and not try to resolve things as individuals. We need to work on our solidity, but these two slip-ups will inevitably do us good. This is a strong squad, it has values and gradually they will emerge”.
“Empoli leave a lot of spaces on the wings, but the things we really did badly were technical errors, because we were frenetic”.
“We can’t assume we will take the lead and control every game; we need the calm that a great team has, knowing we can overturn it”.