Juventus were looking for a boss for their bench after the failed passages of Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo. She found one with Massimiliano Allegri. With his first experience of five years on the bench of the Old Lady, the Italian coach has clearly not returned to make friends with his players. And Leonardo Bonucci (34 years old, 35 games and 2 goals in all competitions for the 2020-2021 season), who is enjoying a well-deserved vacation after the victory at the Euro, now knows something about it.
Asked about the Italian central defender, the Turin manager explained that he was clearly not among the first names on the list to recover the captain’s armband, owned by Giorgio Chiellini. “Bonucci captain? If he wants an armband, he just has to go out into the street and buy one. By going to Milan, he lost his place in the hierarchy,” Allegri warned at a conference. hurry.
It should be remembered that the two men had quite tense relations in the past which notably pushed Bonucci to play a season at AC Milan, in 2017-2018. With Matthis de Ligt, who arrived in the wake of his departure in 2019, Allegri has an additional major player to put pressure on his veteran.