Juventus’ loss to Milan on the weekend was emblematic of their crippling malaise but despite the issues the club’s management are continuing to place their trust in Massimiliano Allegri.
The Bianconeri were left scratching their heads in San Siro on Saturday as an injury-struck Rossoneri cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win, a result that hardly looked in doubt considering the lack of ideas on display from the Bianconeri squad. It was another frustrating loss to Juventus, their fourth in 12 games across all competitions, and pressure is growing on their head coach.
As highlighted by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus’ management still believe that Allegri can right the ship in Turin and do not put all the blame on him following their poor start. More frustrating for the management is the poor attitude shown by some of the players, both in training sessions and on the pitch, something that was visible in their loss to Milan.
Juventus brought back Allegri to restore order and discipline, believing Andrea Pirlo’s style was too soft, and the Italian coach is struggling to give the players the spark needed to return their winning spirit.
The club’s management are frustrated at the lack of reactions from the players after conceding and their drops in focus throughout the game. The Bianconeri have now left for their Champions League clash against Maccabi Haifa but when they’ll return there’s a chance that they could enter a training retreat, something that Allegri and the club hope will give the players a key wakeup call.
The other important aspect is Allegri’s contract with Juventus; the Italian coach signed a four-year deal worth €7m net per season plus add-ons and it would be expensive to dismiss him and bring in an adequate replacement, so the club’s management are remaining patient, for now.