Maurizio Sarri


Italian football top flight champions Juventus have been ranked the sixth best team on the European football scene for the last one decade behind the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona. The rankings for the best teams on the continent was revealed by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The period under review was from 2011 to 2020. Juventus have not had the best of seasons under former player Andrea Pirlo, who was named the new manager in the place of Maurizio Sarri at the beginning of this season. Juventus have struggled to maintain the form that saw them win the league title in the Italian football top flight for each of the past eight seasons.

Sarri Finding It Difficult with Trio of Offensive Stars at Juve

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri claims that he is unable to find a way to use Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and Gonzalo Higuain in the same team. Juventus have one of the potent offensive line-ups in all of Europe, as they have these three incredible forwards. Yet,Sarri has been the latest manager to struggle when it comes to influencing Ronaldo into the team without hurting opportunities for others. Ever since Ronaldo made the switch to Juventus from Real Madrid, this has been a problem, but it has worsened after the return of Higuain from a loan spell with AC Milan and Chelsea.

Giorgio Chiellini speaks on the impact of Maurizio Sarri

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has said that Maurizio Sarri has different characteristics when compared to former coach Max Allegri and the team are trying their best to adapt to the demands of the new head coach. The Bianconeri have made multiple new signings during the summer and Matthijs de Ligt has been the most-profile capture after the switch from Ajax.

Speaking to reporters, Chiellini said that the players are adjusting to the change in tactics under Sarri and the focus is on attaining maximum efficiency ahead of the new league season, he told: “Every coach has his own characteristics, we have had Conte and Allegri in recent years, Sarri is different again. There is maximum availability on our part, and the whole team is trying to incorporate the coach's requests as soon as possible. We are still work in progress, this pre-season has been too long, I still don't understand why we are the only ones in Europe starting at the end of August. From next week we will begin to increase our head and body rhythms.”