The debut season of Massimiliano Allegri as the coach of Juventus is going perfectly as the Italian club is located at the top of the league having won their 4 opening matches of the season and have made convincing performances so far.
Massimiliano Allegri is the former coach of Ac.Milan and the Italian manager went through a superb debut season in charge of Ac.Milan a few years ago as he guided the club to their Serie A title in his first season. Even with the 4 consecutive victories, Allegri has announced that his squad still has a few things that they need to improve. Read more »
Antonio Conte left the managerial position of Juventus in a very surprising way as he decided to step down from the Italian club after having successfully guided Juventus to their 3rd consecutive Serie A title. Supporters of the club were expecting him to continue pushing Juventus to more glory and more pieces of silverware but on the 15th of July, Conte resigned as the manager.
Rumors started spreading around like wildfire concerning why Conte did that and what was he going to do next and one month later it was officially announced to the public that Antonio Conte had agreed to replace Cesare Prandelli as the new coach of Italy.
Cesare Prandelli went through an underwhelming campaign in the 2014 World Cup as Italy failed to make it out of the group stages and was one of the first top European nations to be knocked out from the worldwide event and Prandelli later decided to step down and resign.
So far, at the time of writing this article Antonio Conte has been in charge of 2 matches for Italy and both of them concluded with Italy coming out as the victorious team. Norway and Netherlands succumbed to 2-0 defeats over the team of Antonio Conte.
Conte was selected as the man to restore the glory days of Italy and turn them into the champions of the world just how they were a few years ago in 2006 when they lifted the World Cup title in a dramatic final match against France which concluded in a penalty session with Italy winning the game and so far it has kicked off in superb form.
Antonio Conte is hoping that he can turn Italy into a compact team as it can help the players increase their relationships between each other as the former Juventus coach said: “I want Italy to become like a small club side. This is so we can create a synergy, to improve relationships. It’s a difficult moment for us right now but we can overcome it’’
Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi has said that he still dreams of returning back to the national team as one of the top strikers. The former Manchester United man has suffered a number of injury problems last couple of years. This has restricted him to just a handful of appearances even for his club. The lack of fitness meant that he has not been part of the Euro 2012 and the World Cup 2014 despite being at the prime of his career. He said before the World Cup that he was close to full fitness, but this did not convince then manager Cesare Prandelli.
After a disappointing World Cup in which the team was knocked out of the group stages once again, Prandelli offered his resignation and joined Turkish club Galatasaray. Italian FA are yet to announce a replacement for his position, but it was widely speculated that former Juventus manager Antonio Conte could be the next boss. The 45-year-old recently announced his resignation from Juventus despite having led the team to 3 successive Italian Serie A titles. He is expected to join on a three-year contract with a view of helping the team do well at the Euro 2016.
Despite being on the fringes of the Italian team, Rossi has said that he has still not given up on wearing the blue of the Azzurri.
“Right now I am only thinking about the future. Conte could bring many new things to the team, but let’s see what happens. I didn’t offend anyone with that tweet. Playing for the national team is still a goal of mine. Decisions have to be made by the Coach, the President – that’s the first step. But for my part, I want to come back and play. I want to do well for Fiorentina, and then do well for the national team,” said Rossi.