Source: TuttoSport/Guido Vaciago
Is Pirlo under indictment? Does he risk if he loses to Napoli? Not for the club. At this moment the club is raising a wall around the coach, a tight cover fire to defend the man and the project. Officially and unofficially. Nedved has put his face in front of a camera to confirm the coach, but even when the spotlight is turned off there are no opposing views. This is what any sports manager knows he has to do in these moments when firmness must prevail over humor, rationality over the hysteria that would suggest otherwise.
But is this really the case? Some say no. There are those who go so far as to hypothesize a resounding and overturning return of Allegri to secure fourth place. And the fact that Allegri would come running back to Juventus, it's a fact. It is certainly true that all the above tenants are strongly worried about the fourth place and do not underestimate the great dangers that Juventus runs, given the schedule and given the last performances. So we go step by step: first Napoli, then we'll see. Because a victory over Gattuso's team would sweep away any hypothesis, would relaunch Juventus towards the next Champions League and, who knows, could give courage to the group to face, in the weeks to come, Atalanta, Milan, and Inter. While a defeat could open a new scenario on the crisis table of the club and nobody, today puts his hand on the fire on what would come out of that discussion.
On the one hand, there is the desire, on the part of Agnelli, Nedved, and Paratici, to go ahead with this project, coach included, aware that to build something starting from the young (coach included) the road is long and foresees some falls, even painful ones. The problem, however, would also be economic because the difference between the Champions League and the Europa League can have a bloody impact on the project itself.