Antonio Cassano has advised Juventus to find a new coach to replace Massimiliano Allegri before the start of the 2023-24 season, calling it a “suicide” if they fail to do so
Antonio Cassano criticized the performance of Juventus under current head coach Massimiliano Allegri. He stated that it would be “Suicide” for Juve if he continues to lead the team next season.
Juventus is currently eight points behind the top four teams in Serie A with only nine matches remaining. Still, the situation could change if their appeal against their 15-point penalty for transfer fee irregularities is successful.
Despite their struggles in Serie A and Champions League exit at the group stage, Juventus are still in contention for silverware this season as they have reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals and Europa League quarter-finals.
Cassano, who was once coached by Allegri during his time at Milan in the 2011-12 season, criticized Juventus’ performance this season and suggested that the club should look for a new head coach to replace Allegri for the 2023-24 season.
Following his spat with Mourinho, Cassano targets Allegri
The former Italy striker, who recently criticized Mourinho, told Gazzetta dello Sport: “In July, Allegri said: in March-April, we have to be in everything. [The] result: he went out in the Champions League group in a shameful way; in November, he was out of the championship fight.
“The Coppa Italia and Europa League save nothing; Juve must fight for the Scudetto.
“The squad has been devalued: [Dusan] Vlahovic above all. [Angel] Di Maria, who remains a genius, is misused 50 meters from the goal.” Cassano added.
“[Allegri] has 20 internationals and plays horrendously. The team are always behind the ball, everyone in defence.
“Starting again with Allegri next year would be suicide: the mistake was to give him a long contract. But if making mistakes is human, persevering is diabolical.”