Starting from now, my head is fully focused on the next season and on the period when we will need to choose the next manager when Wenger will leave the club.
In Italy the rumors about Massimiliano Allegri are intense day by day (but not from reliable sources).
His relationship with Juventus seems not good despite the titles won and the players which they bought. Dybala refused to shake his hand after a recent game and the manager was furious against the players after the Supercoppa. Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta refused to respond about the news of Allegri to Arsenal, but everybody are sure about the marriage between us and the italian manager.
Managerially, he is born with Sassuolo, a small italian team bought by a rich man. He has helped them to obtain the promotion from the third to the second division. After this experience, he signed with Cagliari (a small italian team famous to be the team of great players like Gianfranco Zola and Pioli). Two fantastic saves (he saved them many months before the end of the season), and the title of best manager of the year, have convinced Sivlio Berlusconi and AC Milan to call him as manager. In Milan he won the league and the Supercoppa in four years (but after the second years they sold their best players because of a terrifc financial situation).
Juventus called him on emergency when during the transfer window Antonio Conte resigned. Juventus helped him with many good players and he won three titles in three years (four this year), one Supercoppa, two Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final.
Tactically now he is playing with a 4-2-4 with Mandzukic, Dybala, Higuain + Cuadrado on upfront, but he started the season with the 3-5-2 with a back3 with Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini (three CBs and not 2CB + 1RB like Conte), Alex Sandro on the left, Litchsteinter/Cuadrado/Dani Alves on the left and two strikers on upfront.
When he was AC Milan manager, he was a fan of the diamond midfield, playing many games without any players on the flanks.
How many players he should use for his tactic? If he would prupose the 3-4-1-2 he should use Mustafi and Koscielny on defense, Bellerìn on the right, Xhaka and another on midfield, Ramsey or Ozil behind the strikers, Sanchez on upfront.
I don’t vote for him but he could be a solution. How many managers, realistically, could join - being good - us?
- Max Allegri (Juventus manager)
- Roberto Mancini (former Manchester City & Inter manager)
- Eddie Howe (Bournemouth manager)
- Laurent Blanc (former PSG manager)
- Diego Pablo Simeone (Atletico de Madrid manager)