The Andrea Pirlo experiment at Juventus FC is going up in flames. The Turin-based club fell to FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and recently lost to Benevento Calcio, who’s fighting relegation.
Furthermore, The Old Lady finds itself ten points behind Inter Milan, which is unfamiliar territory. Then there’s the possibility of missing the Champions League next season. Six points separate third-place Juventus from seventh place Lazio.
With Serie A lost, crashing out of the Champions League early, and facing reality, they could miss the competition next season, Juventus could sack Pirlo.
For transfer market expert Lorenzo De Santis, they should pursue Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi, who has yet to sign a contract extension with the Biancocelesti, during an interview on TMW Radio (via Lazio News).
It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard about this possibility. Lotito is a volcanic president, and the relationship with Inzaghi has been certified by great results but has always remained a bit in the balance. I believe Inzaghi also has the legitimate aspiration to try to do something more, and a bench like Juventus is tempting to everyone. They haven’t said goodbye to the Champions League positions yet, but a good run-up awaits them.
At some point, Lazio needs to worry that other clubs with vacant jobs will come calling Inzaghi. If Juventus offers the 44-year-old the job with a more significant transfer budget and opportunity to manager Cristiano Ronaldo, Inzaghi might consider taking that position.