epa10162165 Juventus' head coach Massimiliano Allegri attends a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, 05 September 2022. Juventus will play PSG on 06 September 2022 in their UEFA Champions League group H soccer match. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT

Maurizio Arrivabene jokingly asked a fan if he’d pay for Max Allegri’s replacement yesterday, but Juventus‘ finances really are the main issue for the Serie A giants, should they decide to sack their boss.



The Tuscan tactician is under increasing pressure following a 2-1 loss against Benfica in the Champions League last night.

Juventus have only won two games from the opening eight across all competitions and may need to win all the remaining four European fixtures to go beyond the group stage.

Most fans have been vocal about their desire to see Allegri sacked by the club, but as things stand, Juventus are not yet considering parting ways with their coach.

However, eyebrows were raised yesterday when Maurizio Arrivabene jokingly asked a Juventus fan whether he’d pay to bring in a replacement for Allegri. It happened after the institutional lunch with Benfica directors, hours before the Allianz Stadium clash.

The Tuscan tactician signed a four-year deal worth €7.5m plus add-ons last summer, so his contract at the Allianz Stadium runs out in June 2025.

This means that parting company with Allegri would be super expensive, especially for a club expected to announce a €250m loss for 2021-22.

Arrivabene later clarified that he was only joking, but it appears clear that Juventus’ finances make it difficult for the Bianconeri to sack Allegri in the near future.

Allegri insisted last night that he feels part of the solution and not the problem, but it remains to be seen what the club will do if the Old Lady gets more disappointing results in the coming weeks.

If they stick to Allegri, they may face the same problem at the end of the season if Juventus complete another trophyless campaign under Allegri.

The Serie A giants fired his predecessors Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo despite winning a Serie A title (Sarri, in 2019-20), one Coppa Italia and one Supercup (Pirlo in 2020-21).

6 thought on “Allegri’s Juventus future: Arrivabene said the truth with a joke”
  1. Forget it the 7/9 have chained themselves to this dinosaur and he has python lock placed around Agnelli’s neck. Either way the small club of Europe are finished at home and abroad. They actually like this and crave the 19th Century 1-0, 0-0 and 1-1 back, back, down, down fully zombified coma calcio. As for Tuchel and Zidane, they are not going to ruin their reputations by going to an inferior and smaller club.

  2. This team is lost, the midfield is so weak, there is no nucleus. A new coach won’t fix this, it needs a total rebuild.

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