Juventus ready to replace Allegri with Bologna's young and dynamic manager

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Juventus are considering replacing current manager Massimiliano Allegri with Bologna's Thiago Motta this summer, according to Forza Juventus (via Nicolò Schira).

Allegri still has a year remaining on his contract but after a disappointing season, Juventus seem ready to make a coaching change. Motta has emerged as the top choice to take over in Turin and lead a rebuild.

Motta's remarkable transformation of Bologna has been one of this season's biggest surprises. Implementing an attractive, possession-based style, he's guided the club to an impressive 4th-place standing in Serie A with 48 points.

Key players like Riccardo Orsolini, Lewis Ferguson, and Joshua Zirkzee are thriving under his system. Motta's tactical flexibility, emphasis on counter-pressing, and ability to maximise his players' talents have made Bologna a formidable opponent and fueled their unexpected push for a place in the Champions League.

Motta's success has put him on the radar of Serie A's elite, and Juventus sees the 41-year-old as the perfect candidate to guide their rebuilding project. His philosophy, centred around a fluid 4-2-3-1 formation and proactive attacking approach, aligns with the direction the Bianconeri want to take.

Allegri's second stint with Juventus looks to be coming to an end. Originally brought back in 2021 to restore stability and dominance, he has underwhelmed.

Juventus currently sits second in Serie A, trailing leaders Inter Milan by a significant 9 points. The team's inconsistent performances, lack of attacking fluidity, and absence of Champions League football this season point towards a summer of change.

With a squad overhaul likely in the cards, Juventus seems ready to entrust a rising star like Motta to reshape the team and its identity. If Motta can secure a shock Champions League qualification with Bologna, he'll have his choice of top-tier opportunities.

For Juventus, this represents a bold move as they look to recapture their former glory. An official approach for Motta is expected shortly.