Massimiliano Allegri’s departure from Juventus wasn’t much of a surprise, as it had been pretty much predicted that the team was bound to part ways with him if they struck out on their goal of winning the UEFA Champions League.
So, right after securing their 8th straight Serie A title but failing to win the Coppa and UCL, Allegri announced he was leaving La Vecchia Signora at the end of the season.
Obviously, the Bianconeri are now set to find a new head coach as they pursue European glory, something they haven’t been able to accomplish despite completely dominating their own turf.
Pep Guardiola was Juventus’ earliest candidate for the job, but with the Spaniard winning a domestic treble with Manchester City, his departure seems quite unlikely at this point.
Antonio Comte, Maurizio Sarri, Unai Emery, and Maurizio Pochettino were also all rumored to be in Juventus’ agenda, but it looks like Cristiano Ronaldo has made a proposal of his own.
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According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, the Portuguese superstar wants Jose Mourinho to take over as the team’s head coach in the summer, as he believes he’s the perfect guy to finally take a step forward towards European contention.
Cristiano and Mourinho had a close and strong relationship from his time at Real Madrid, with the Portuguese constantly favor all of his compatriots in Los Blancos’ locker room.
Mourinho’s latest coaching experience didn’t come to the best of ends, as “The Special One” was sacked following subpar performances from his Manchester United and players pretty much refusing to show the slightest efforts because they wanted him to leave.
The Portuguese boss is one of the most controversial guys in the world and players don’t always grow fond of him and his coaching ways, but he’s a proven winner at all levels, so maybe he’s exactly what they need to finally win the UCL for the first time since 1997.