It is currently almost certain that Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo may not be at the club ahead of next season, according to multiple reports from Italy and abroad. Pirlo was appointed as the club’s new manager following the departure of former head coach Maurizio Sarri some months ago. Following Pirlo’s appointment, the club have not reaped the amount of success they were hoping to enjoy under the former Italy international manager and they could well be lining up his replacement as soon as possible.

Pirlo, a Juventus legend, was deemed fit for the managerial role after Sarri left the club but he has not been able to justify his appointment, with the club not only missing out on the league title after losing it to Inter Milan but also close to missing out on Champions League football as well.

Juve have already started lining up a lot of possible replacements for Pirlo, and the list contains their former manager Massimiliano Allegri and Gennaro Gattuso. The latter was sacked as manager despite winning the league title a couple of months ago before Sarri’s appointment, but he has been linked with a return to the club and could sign a new deal with the Old Lady before the start of next season if they can come to an agreement.

As for Gattuso, the former AC Milan midfielder is also on the list of possible managerial replacements and would be allowed enough time to think through the offer from the club and the objectives that they would want him to meet as well.

Allegri could have to choose between Juventus and Real Madrid as he has also been linked to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium following a mixed season with the Los Blancos.


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