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Perhaps it was not impossible to predict, but when? Maurizio Sarric was abruptly escorted to the door on August 8, 2020, the day after exiting the Champions League round of 16 following the lockdown against Lyon, few thought he would become two years later the last Juventus coach to win the Scudetto

Among other things, a championship “not celebrated, they celebrated their fourth place in 2021 more …” as the Lazio coach later said, returning to the stadium for the first time today. “I think Sarri should be welcomed in the right way, he deserves it,” emphasizes Massimiliano Allegri, who has barely digested the fact that he was sacked in 2019, precisely to make room for the opponent who had come closest. with his Napoli, to take him out. the scudetto. An almost ideological long distance duel that is more Allegri than Sarri . made swallow

Whether the Stadium can today reserve a tribute to the coach of “a season of m.”, as chairman Andrea Agnelli defined it in the Amazon series last year, remains to be seen. Especially after Sarri’s comments in November, on the eve of the match in the Olimpico, won by the bianconeri with a brace from a penalty from Bonucci: “I don’t care about the Juventus fans, I’m not a Juventus player. I’ve worked for Juventus, I’m glad I did and won a Scudetto, but I’m not a Juventus player. So they can do whatever they want.”

Probably, people’s attention will be turned to something else: the farewell after 17 seasons of Capitan Chiellini and the farewell after 7 years and 115 goals (data subject to update) by Dybala: «Two different things – explains Allegri – : Giorgio is saying goodbye after a whole career and maybe he will play in the United States, while Paulo has a career ahead of him and he too gets the tribute from the fans ».

The Argentine, who, as Vice President Nedved reiterated by Wednesday at the latest, played on and was banned from the new course, wrote a message to fans yesterday: “It’s hard to find the right words to greet you, there are some only half many years and so many emotions, all together … I thought we would be together for more years, but fate puts us on different paths ».

Inter remains the most likely destination, also because those who leave Juve are divided into two factions: the nostalgic (see the returns of Morata, Bonucci, who increasingly possible from Paul Pogba, whose agent will be in Turin today) and the “vengeful” like Conte and Marotta, who focuses on Joya’s desire for redemption, including that towards Madama. Sarri, of course, belongs to the second batch and has the opportunity to consolidate fifth place worthy of the Europa League. At the stadium, Juve won just 10 out of 18 matches (4 draws and 4 knockouts): the black-and-white reconstruction will either begin with the recapture of their home – the house that scared everyone – or it won’t start any time soon.

Source: Corriere

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