Juventus only earned one point in the last three Serie A games, and several sources claim it’s not guaranteed that Massimiliano Allegri will remain in charge of the Bianconeri next season, even if Cristiano Giuntoli has claimed the club want to plan the future with the 56-year-old.

Allegri’s contract at the Allianz Stadium runs out in June 2025 and Juventus are expected to sit down with their coach in the coming weeks to discuss a potential new deal.

Giuntoli said on Monday that a meeting with Allegri would take place at the end of the season, but it is unlikely that the Bianconeri will wait so long. It is also unrealistic that Juventus will start the 2024-25 campaign with the coach’s contract expiring in 12 months, so talks over Allegri’s new deal will predictably end with a contract extension or Max’s exit.

The Livorno-born tactician continues to divide opinion in Turin. Juventus ultras backed him despite a 1-0 loss against Udinese on Monday, while most ordinary fans, especially on social media, expect the club to move on and change the man at the helm over the summer.

Allegri hasn’t guaranteed to remain at the club beyond the summer, but Giuntoli has insisted that the club want to continue with him next season.

Several sources in Italy, including Football Italia transfer expert Matteo Moretto, say Allegri’s stay in Turin in 2024-25 should not be taken for granted. Furthermore, two potential candidates to replace Max next season have already emerged: Thiago Motta and Antonio Conte.

Giuntoli was reportedly fuming when asked to confirm a meeting with Thiago Motta last week, while Conte has never hidden his desire to return to Turin for a second spell on the Bianconeri dugout.

Both coaches are available for Juventus, on paper, as Conte has been without a club since leaving Tottenham last year, while Motta’s deal with Bologna expires in June 2024.

If Allegri leaves Juventus, it would be by mutual agreement or the club’s decision to sack him, an improbable scenario at the moment, especially considering Giuntoli’s recent claims.

However, Allegri must put Juventus back on the right track as soon as possible, as the Bianconeri have only earned one point in the last three Serie A matches, losing the two most recent ones against Inter and Udinese. The Bianconeri’s title hopes may be over already, but they must continue pushing to return to the Champions League before determining Allegri’s future.

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