Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri claims that he had turned down Real Madrid’s offer to return to his former club. Allegri managed Juventus from 2014 to 2019 after two years away from management he returned to his position at Juventus replacing Andrea Pirlo. He discussed the roles of Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo at the Blues.
On Tuesday, the Italian tactician was unveiled at a press conference. Returning to the club after being fired the 53-year-old Italian coach has signed a four-year contract with the Bianconeri.
“I must thank Real Madrid president for the opportunity he gave me. I picked Juventus because of my love for this club and because I believe in this young team. It’s going to be amusing to coach these players, but we must win as well. It’s the most important thing,” Allegri said.
Allegri commented on rumors of Ronaldo’s move to PSG: “Ronaldo is a great player and a smart guy. I spoke to him yesterday as I did with the others. I told him this is an important season and that I am happy to meet him again, now he has more responsibility, because three years ago we had a more experienced team, while now there are younger players.”
“I expect a lot from him in terms of responsibility, he is in good condition and he is fit. There are different moments in a season and playing one game every three days, I’ll need to rotate the team, involving all the players. I imagine the player’s management wasn’t easy during the last year and a half due to the COVID pandemic.”
“The only thing I am sure about is that Ronaldo scores goals, regardless of where he plays. He and Dybala don’t make many mistakes in front of the goal, other players such as Rabiot must improve, he can score more.”