Massimiliano Allegri has emerged as an undesirable figure among Juventus fans after a thoroughly disappointing season. After Saturday’s lackluster 1-1 home draw against Bologna, Agnelli family heir Lapo Elkann took to Twitter to express his frustration at Allegri’s uneventful tenure.
Juventus are already out of the Champions League thanks to a 4-1 aggregate defeat by Villarreal in the first knockout round. Barring another disappointing European season, the record Italian champions have never appeared in the Scudetto picture this season.
Not long ago, Juventus harbored some faint hopes of reviving their Serie A title fight, but a run of one win from three league games (D1, L1) quickly extinguished any optimism. That Bianconeri It stayed late to push back Bologna and salvage a wasted point as the club’s fans seem to be losing patience with Allegri.
Elkann, brother of Juventus President Andrea Agnelli and one of the heirs to the family fortune, could not hide his disappointment at Allegri’s poor reign.
“We are not very happy… Allegri,‘ he continued to write Twitter.
Elkann’s post is just the tip of the iceberg. Frustration boils over in the Juventus fan base, leading to fans raising their voices over Allegri’s sacking. Several Bianconeri Fans have even gone so far as to call for Antonio Conte’s return to the helm.
Things are not going well for Juventus but Allianz Stadium power brokers have never raised any doubts about Allegri’s future in Turin. Still, the Italy manager needs to shake up his squad a bit if he is to lead Juve to an all-important top-four Serie A result.