24.05.2019 » Top managers in the frame to join Ronaldo at Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo will play under a new manager at Juventus next season, following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri from the Serie A giants. After having won 5 Serie A titles in a row, the club has announced that the Italian manager had finished his time at the Vecchia Signora and that a new manager would be appointed soon. Obviously, a host of top names have been linked with the role, with recent reports suggesting that José Mourinho could be set to reunite with his fellow countryman, Cristiano Ronaldo. Read on as we assess the contenders to become the new Juventus manager.
Juventus - Who will be the next manager?:
Top bookmakers have slashed Pep Guardiola's odds to take over from Allegri, in a move that would probably be welcomed by Ronaldo.
Italian media outlet Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI) has reported that the Manchester City boss has agreed a four-year contract worth a massive €24 million per season.
Guardiola has already said he won't leave City unless he is sacked, while board member, Alberto Galassi, dismissed the rumours as "ridiculous".
It seems unthinkable that Guardiola would leave City this summer, but stranger things have happened in football.
The former Chelsea boss has been widely tipped to return to Juventus this summer, but it is a move Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly not keen on.
The forward made a negative gesture when it was put to him that Conte could be his next manager and it appears unlikely to happen.
Conte managed Juventus between 2011 and 2014, leading them to three consecutive Serie A titles, but his pragmatic approach doesn't win him many friends.
He had a number of high-profile fall-outs with key players at Chelsea and it is difficult to imagine him seeing eye-to-eye with Ronaldo.
Mourinho has been endorsed for the role by Ronaldo, despite the breakdown in the pair's relationship at Real Madrid.
However, Sky Sports has claimed that Mourinho won't be the next manager of the club as he is out of their price range.
The former Manchester United boss is currently looking for a new challenge after leaving Old Trafford in December 2018.
A return to the Serie A does appear to be unlikely, with Mourinho reluctant to sour his positive relationship with former club Inter Milan.
Inzaghi is a much-wanted man, having led Lazio to success in this season's Italian Cup and his appointment would be seen as a positive move by Ronaldo.
AC Milan and Sevilla have both been linked with the 43-year-old, but a switch to the Serie A champions could well be on the cards.
Inzaghi has learned his craft as a manager at Lazio and now looks ready to step up to a club with Champions League aspirations.
With question marks about the other contenders, Inzaghi appeals as the value bet to be the next manager of Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus is for the Serie A on May 26 of 2019, against Sampdoria. You can watch Sampdoria vs Juventus, SPAL vs AC Milan, Barcelona vs Valencia, Reims vs PSG, Charlton vs Sunderland, and RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich, all matches provided from our football live game pages.
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Sampdoria vs Juventus kick-off time (26-05-2019):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 21:00
Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 20:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 18:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 15:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 15:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 14:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 10:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 09:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 06:00
Sources: ronaldo7.net / agi.it / skysports.com