ALLEGRI AND THE BANE OF COMPULSIVE LOVE FOR DEFENCE

When Massimiliano Allegri parted ways with AC Milan 3 years ago, his prospect of landing another top job seemed very low.


He left theRossoneri in crisis and before then had already made the poor decision of telling Silvio Berlusconi, then club chief, of how Andrea Pirlo had become obsolete and surplus to requirements.

As fate will have it, Juventus was at that time looking for a replacement for outgoing Antonio Conte after he confirmed he would be taking the job of being in charge of the Italian national side. Beyond the ugly decline of Milan overseen by Allegri, the Turin giants were able to spot and willing to harness his lucrative tactical skills.

Allegri’s subsequent success with the Old Lady, leading them to 3consecutive league titles and 2 Champions League finals,exceeded expectations. He hybridized the squad and actually made them better than Conte’s, an unthinkable feat given what the current ‘Chelsea coach achieved with the club. Continue reading ALLEGRI AND THE BANE OF COMPULSIVE LOVE FOR DEFENCE