Juventus Vice President, Pavel Nedved spoke about the sacking of two coaches before Andrea Pirlo, none other than Massimiliano Allegri and Maurizio Sarri.
Previously, it should be noted that Allegri himself joined Juventus in the summer of 2014, at which time he was trusted to replace Antonio Conte.
Allegri’s tenure in Turin ended in 2019, for five years he successfully presented 11 titles and reached two finals of the European Champions League.
After Allegri left his post, Juventus appointed former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri to take charge of the first team. Although in the end he managed to defend the Scudetto title, in fact Sarri was not free from criticism.
What made the fans furious with Sarri was the tactician’s failure to take the Club further in the European Champions League. As is known, Juventus lost to Olympique Lyon in the quarter-finals.
In the end, Sarri was fired after the 2019/20 season ended and was replaced by Andrea Pirlo.
“Sarri is a great professional, an extraordinary coach. We are fine, but there are conditions that do not allow us to continue together. This is a collective decision,” Nedved told DAZN.
As for the Allegri case, Nedved emphasized that the club was very satisfied with the performance of the former AC Milan coach, where no dismissals were made, the two parties naturally separated.
“We have had fantastic years with Allegri. He made history at Juventus and we parted naturally. There are no regrets,” he continued.
Meanwhile, currently Juventus is in danger of failing to defend the Scudetto title. Inter Milan are still at the top with a 10-point lead, ironically the Nerazzurri are handled by the former successful Juventus coach, Antonio Conte.
However, Nedved did not necessarily feel a grudge against Conte because this was part of the competition.
“I have no message for Conte. He led Inter to winning ways and knows how. Competition is there and will always be, but in friendship. He is 10 points above Juventus and has an obligation to win,” he concluded.