Former Juventus striker Alessandro Matri feels Massimiliano Allegri wants to ‘take time’ before discussing his future at the Allianz Stadium because ‘finishing second or fourth’ will make a difference.

Allegri’s deal in Turin runs out in June 2025, but there have been many rumours about his future at the club, given that Juventus are not expected to start the new season with only 12 months left in the coach’s contract.

Cristiano Giuntoli had reiterated before a 3-2 win over Frosinone on Sunday that Juventus are happy with the Livorno-born coach and Allegri said the same after the Bianconeri’s first win in five Serie A matches.

However, the Tuscan coach insisted that he must fulfil this season’s targets before discussing his future at Juventus.

“He is waiting for the end of the season. Finishing second or fourth would change a lot for his perspective,” noted Matri during DAZN’s post-match show on Sunday.

“Therefore, he is taking time. He wants to prove on the pitch that there’s been an improvement compared to last season when there were many problems off the pitch. To finish second this season with an acceptable gap from Inter would increase the coach’s motivation.”

Matri is not only an ex-Juventus player but was also coached by Allegri at Cagliari and in Turin.

Speaking about Juventus’ performance against Frosinone and Vlahovic’s brace, Matri added: “Vlahovic is a leader again like he was in the first six months at Juventus. So this goes in favour of Juventus. At the same time, Juventus were too unorganised. It was important to win today, but they always make life too complicated for themselves.

“The first half wasn’t good enough, especially for distractions in defence and too much space left between the lines. There was too much difference between the first and the second half and we must understand why.”


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