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Coach Allegri is like the obsolete man of European football (Part 1)

In the midst of the appointments, there is a top military leader who still enjoys life. He is Massimiliano Allegri, who won six Serie A titles.

Allegri loves drawing. If there was a pen in front of this football main trainer and anything he could draw on, he would start splitting. Allegri agreed to host the New York Times correspondent at his home. And in two hours, he gave an interview, drawing seven pages.

Some of the images are easy to recognize such as the football field map, the circles with the numbers inside represent the player, the arrows show the direction of movement.

However, a few other images are more difficult to understand such as a doll hung upside down at the corner of the page. In the opposite corner, the word “tablet” (small board) is circled and underlined, surely Allegri must have something to emphasize this word.

Scientists have spent a lot of time studying the doodles. Psychologist Robert C. Burns once said: “The lines that a depressed person draws often accidentally contain a message.”

Does Allegri miss football? After parting ways with Juventus, it seems that the desire to hold the army, to fight, to be victorious accidentally appeared on the page. He has reason to remember the football field.

The last six months have been Allegri’s first real break after 34 years of relentless dedication: including 18 years as a player and 16 years on the training bench. “I just kicked it,” Allegri admitted. But being a coach is better. He won the Serie A championship with AC Milan (once) and Juventus (five times in a row).

The top leaders, no matter how much they love and obsess about football, need a break. Even Pep Guardiola once admitted that he was tired after four seasons at Barcelona, ​​he eventually quit his job and went on holiday in New York for a year.

However, Allegri did not think he was on leave. He was simply … resting, completely resting, so that his mind wasn’t at all involved with football. For six months, he did not carry suitcases for traveling, did not come to watch matches and training sessions, did not probe his opponents, did not reshape his thoughts, nor did he look through the army’s proposals. While Guardiola stopped because of his lack of inspiration in football, Allegri had different interests.

Napoli appointed Gattuso with a six-month contract

Less than 24 hours after dismissing Ancelotti, Napoli appointed former AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso with a six-month contract.

“Welcome Gennaro Gattuso,” Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said at a press conference for the launch of the new Napoli coach on 11/12. “We have nurtured a dream but suddenly woke up halfway. I didn’t want to disrupt Carlo Ancelotti’s beautiful dream, and found that it would be better if we followed our own paths. and Ancelotti are still friends. “

Sky Italy said Napoli signed a six-month contract with Gattuso, with a 12-month extension. The first match of the former AC Milan coach was against Parma this weekend.

Gattuso, 41, has been leading Milan for a year and a half, and has been unemployed since May 2019. During his two years at San Siro, Gattuso helped Milan advance from the sixth position of the 2017-2018 season to the fifth of the 2018-2019 season. However, that is not enough to convince the boss of this team.

Gattuso’s predecessor, Ancelotti, is now pursued by Everton. The owner of Goodison Park wants an experienced coach to fight at the helm of the captain, after failing to use young coaches like Ronald Koeman or Marco Silva.

Besides Everton, Arsenal is also interested in Ancelotti. “Gunners” are using interim coach Freddie Ljungberg. The achievements of the former Swedish player are not impressive after three games: one win, one draw, one loss.

Before leaving Napoli, Ancelotti led many big clubs such as Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. He won the Champions League three times, in which famously helped Real complete the Decima (the 10th cup of the Champions League/Champions League) in the 2013-2014 season.

Solskjaer: ‘Many top players want to rebuild Man Utd’

Solskjaer believes Man Utd is still the leading club and the leading reputation in attracting good players.

After a three-game winning streak, Man Utd revived with two impressive victories with the same score 2-1 against Tottenham and Man City. Despite being 4 points behind the top 4, Solskjaer teachers and students still have many chances to win the Champions League place next season, because the Premier League has not gone half way.

In the Europa League, Man Utd also won tickets to continue a round early. The competition with AZ Alkmaar on 12/12 only meant to compete for the top of the table.

Tottenham fired coach Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino lost his job on November 19 because of Tottenham’s poor performance earlier this season.

“We are reluctant to make this decision,” Tottenham president Daniel Levy told the media. “The Board of Directors had to consider carefully before making a decision.

Unfortunately, the results at the end of last season and the beginning of this season were quite disappointing. That made the Board of Directors forced to make difficult decisions. The team has many memorable memories with Mauricio and his associates. But we have to do the best for Tottenham now.”

At Tottenham in 2014, coach Mauricio Pochettino created a new face for the club despite not being given much money to buy during the transfer. In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, he helped Tottenham race the Premier League champions to the final rounds. Last season, the Argentine strategist helped Tottenham reach the Champions League final, before losing to Liverpool 0-2.

But this season, Tottenham fell when only 12 points after 14 rounds in the Premier League, ranked 12th. The London team did not win in the last five matches in the domestic league. In the Champions League, Tottenham lights up the group stage. But the 2-7 defeat at home against Bayern Munich is still difficult to accept for the team leadership.

“Mauricio and his team will be part of Tottenham’s history,” Levy added. “I admire the way he coped with the difficult situation, especially in the period when we did not have enough money due to the construction of a new stadium. I want to thank him and the coaching staff for what they’ve contributed. They will always be welcome here.”

Pochettino will leave Tottenham with three assistants, Jesus Perez, Toni Jimenez and Miguel D’Agostino. The brightest candidates to replace the 47-year-old strategist at Spurs, according to the British press, are Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig), Carlo Ancelotti (Napoli), Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) and Jose Mourinho.

“We have a talented squad,” President Levy concluded. “The team needs to regenerate and try to bring a positive season for the fans.”

Former Bayern player contradicted Mourinho and Allegri

While Luca Toni advised Max Allegri to come to Man Utd, Lothar Matthaus wanted to bring him to Bayern Munich.

Along with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, Allegri is one of three bright candidates for an empty seat at Bayern. The Italian has the advantage of having won six Serie A in nine years and twice brought Juventus into the Champions League final.

Bayern currently have no head coach after firing Nico Kovac. The 1–5 loss to Frankfurt last weekend caused Bayern to fall to fourth in the Bundesliga after 10 rounds, like a drop of water.

Capello advised Allegri to choose Man Utd over Bayern

Veteran coach Fabio Capello thinks Massimiliano Allegri can match Bayern Munich but should wait patiently for the opportunity from Man Utd.

Bayern Munich on November 4 announced the dismissal of coach Niko Kovac, just one day after the 1-5 defeat at Frankfurt. Many sources in Germany claim that Allegri is the top target for the hot seat at the Allianz yard. In addition to former Juventus strategist, “Gray Lobster” also considers options such as Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.

Allegri has an impressive track record of leading Milan and Juventus for more than a decade. He helped Milan win domestic double in 2011 and then won consecutive Scudetto with Juventus. Along with the black and white striped shirt team, Allegri also has two Champions League finals in 2015 and 2017.

Capello also led Juventus and Milan. The 73-year-old strategist won four Serie A championships with Milan, once with Roma and twice with Juventus. Capello’s titles with Juventus were later stripped of the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal. But Capello and Allegri are still considered as two of the most successful coaches in the tournament’s history.

Alex Ferguson was accused of fixing the score

Former legendary coach Alex Ferguson faced allegations that he orchestrated the outcome of a Man Utd match and received a watch worth $ 38,500.

Information disclosed by representative Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Pagliara. In a video collected by The Telegraph, Pagliara said he sent Alex Ferguson a gold Rolex watch to “thank you” for arranging a match between Man Utd and Juventus in the Champions League.

Ferguson was charged with accepting bribes to settle Man Utd’s match results.

On October 17, during the Southwark trial, prosecutor Brian O’Neill provided a Pagliara recording with his colleague Dax Price, including the aforementioned details of Ferguson. Pagliara also asserted that Ferguson regularly receives commissions from transfers and that the former Manchester United manager only works with representatives who share his money.

“At the end of that meeting, Pagliara mentioned Alex Ferguson, the former Man Utd coach, accusing him of colluding with them to arrange the outcome of a match against Juventus at the request of the person Pagliara was working with at the time at the Champions. The League then thanked him with a gold Rolex watch worth $ 38,500, “O’Neill said.

Pagliara, Price and former assistant coach at FC Barnsley FC – Tommy Wright – have been remanded in custody to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption of English football since 2016.

O’Neill said that the most typical incident led Sam Allardyce to step down as England coach in September 2016.

Price and Pagliara assured investigative reporters that they had the ability to arrange meetings with celebrities in the football village to discuss the match-fixing. These conversations are recorded and displayed in court.

Among the characters mentioned were former England coach Steve McClaren, former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu, coach Harry Redknapp, coach Antonio Conte, coach Neil Warnock.

Under Ferguson, Man Utd beat Liverpool in the number of English football championships (20 versus 18). In his career, he has 64 times against Liverpool and won 29 matches, lost 21.

After Ferguson retired, Man Utd still had a better face-to-face record with 5 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws. However, Solskjaer’s teachers and students were underestimated at the encounter on October 20. They are ranked 14th while Liverpool have won after eight rounds and topped the group.

AC Milan fired coach Giampaolo and appoints former Inter coach

After suffering four defeats in the first seven games of the season, AC Milan decided to find a new coach to replace Marco Giampaolo.

AC Milan started the Serie A 2019-2020 season badly. Apart from the three victories against Brescia, Verona and Genoa, they lost all the remaining matches against Udinese, Inter, Torino and Fiorentina. The home team San Siro so dropped to 13th

AC Milan has not been to the Champions League since 2014. This is what hurts the fans of the second-richest team in this arena with seven championships.

During the summer transfer window of 2019, AC Milan recruited Theo Hernandez, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer. They also have many other excellent players such as Piatek, Suso, Rebic, or captain Romagnoli.

Excluding temporary coaches, Giampaolo is the leader at the shortest position in Milan’s history. In 111 days leading Milan, this coach spent seven games: winning three, losing four, scoring six goals, conceding nine goals in Serie A.

According to ESPN sources, AC Milan leaders are considering choosing between two former Inter coach Stefano Pioli and Luciano Spalletti. Another coach being contacted is former player Andriy Shevchenko.

AC Milan appoints former Inter coach

The contract between AC Milan and Pioli is valid for two years. He will receive an annual salary of about $ 2.2 million.

Having 16 years as a coach, Pioli has led Bologna, Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina. His best achievement is to help Inter achieve a 52% win rate in the period of November 2016 to May 2017.

Pioli is the eighth coach of AC Milan, since the club won the last Serie A (2011). His predecessor Marco Giampaolo lasted only 111 days after replacing Gennaro Gattuso, the coach was sacked by AC Milan ranked fifth in Serie A last season and missed out on Champions League tickets.

AC Milan fell to 13th place, after four defeats in the first seven rounds. They are really in need of a coach who can handle the crisis and mount the team in the shortest possible time.

Due to violations of the Financial Fair law, AC Milan was stripped of the right to attend the Europa League season 2019-2020. Since 2014, the seven-time champion team has never returned to the Champions League.

Solskjaer: ‘Man Utd is building the foundation’

Man Utd coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that young players are the foundation for the team revival.

“You learn a lot more when you use young players,” he told Sky Sport. “You want them to come on and express themselves, so you have a platform to rise. I think that has been successful against Astana. I know that young players sometimes feel pressure, but they are able to. “Of course, we have to protect them, of course we have to protect them, find the right time to bring them on the pitch. And you have to give them instructions behind the scenes as well.”

Adult players from the Man Utd academy, such as Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes or Tahith Chong, were all featured in a 1-0 win over Astana in the Europa League on September 21. Marcus Rashford also started, but Greenwood was the one who left the mark when scoring the only goal of the match. The 17-year-old striker became the youngest player to score for Man Utd in the European arena. Therefore, coach Solskjaer promises to continue to give opportunities to young players in the domestic arena.

“Young players are almost ready to play in the Premier League,” he said. “That’s why they trained with us, and they practiced very well. You will see young players often in the Europa League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, or some part of the Premier League. If we play well in the Europa League, we will have a chance to win the championship. In the early stages of the group stage, we can take some risks, and give opportunities to young players. it’s time for them to show their ability, to see if they are ready to play in the Premier League. “

The 46-year-old military leader also stressed that because of not using many young players, Man Utd lowered the target. “Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe are young, we can develop many things. The foundation is being built from young players,” he said. “I want Man Utd to return to his position. Of course, the Premier League is different now, Man City and Liverpool last season played very well, and we are in the restart phase. Many players have gone and have. “We have a number of injured players, but it’s an opportunity for young players, and to see if I can make the best use of them.”