Agnelli welcomes Allegri's return to Juventus
The Italian coach will once again sit on the bench at the Allianz Stadium.
manager Andrea Agnelli welcomed the arrival of Massimiliano Allegri and criticized former coach Maurizio Sarri.
Allegri took charge of the team again after two seasons away from Juventus. He won five Serie A titles with Juventus and reached the Champions League final twice, although he failed to win both times. Now Agnelli praised his head coach and welcomed his return.
“I don’t have many updates, but today is Max’s day, so I won’t talk for too long. It’s useless to present him and repeat what he’s won once again. Perhaps, the streak of Serie A titles he’s won is something impossible to equal.
“He embodies our spirit, which is to achieve a victory, even if it’s a narrow one.
“We analysed what Juventus could have been with the return of Allegri, we agreed that it could have been a risky choice for both of us because of his glorious past and the expectations that he would bring.
“However, expectations bring prejudice and an element that underestimates all the steps needed to achieve a result and this is very wrong.
“Here at Juventus, we work hard every day to achieve victories. We can’t take victories for granted, whoever thinks that the trophies we’ve won over the last few years have been less appreciated is wrong because, behind every trophy and every season, there is a great commitment, sacrifice and desire to win.”
Sarri recently claimed that his team's championship in Juventus was underestimated by the club and was not given due attention. He also joked about Juventus' performance last season, which ended in fourth place.
“What Juventus can give is the right environment to reach these results. Every victory has been achieved thanks to hard work. As Max has said many times, winning is not for everybody.
“A new season begins, our target is to be competitive for every trophy in March, then we’ll see.
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