After Massimiliano Allegri stepped down as Juventus boss a couple of weeks ago, there has been a lot of speculation over who is going to take the reins of the team from now on. In recent days there were several reports indicating Maurizio Sarri’s arrival to Turin was practically done, but so far we haven’t seen any official announcement.
Before Sarri, there was a strong candidate to become Juve’s new helmsman and although those rumors were quickly shut down, there are people who still believe Pep Guardiola can be Juventus next manager even though both Manchester City and Pep have denied Juve links.
One of those is former defender Andrea Barzagli, who doesn’t discard a move to Turin for the Spaniard boss. Barzagli points out that last summer they already made a surprising move when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo and this offseason they can do the same thing.
“People seem to take Sarri for granted, but a decision hasn’t been made yet and there are still a lot of names being mentioned,” Barzagli said via La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The Bianconeri directors have barely put a foot wrong over the last few years and in my view, they’ve chosen the right man: if it’s someone with a new idea or much the same, that I don’t know.
“I don’t know what the situation is at Juve, but I hear talk of Guardiola and it’s nice to dream. After all, nobody believed it last year when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, but dreams can come true. We’ll see when the club makes its announcement.
“Allegri worked under stress for five years and was criticized too much, but he did well and continued the winning streak started by Antonio Conte.”
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The Italian giants are still on the hunt for the Champions League trophy that has been elusive in recent years. This term, not even having Cristiano Ronaldo within their ranks helped Juventus to reach their lusted goal, as they fell against Ajax in quarter-finals. Perhaps signing a manager like Guardiola, who’s fallen to win the UCL since he left Barcelona, and is keen to increase his collection of Big Ears, can be the perfect solution for the Italian side.