🇮🇹 Serie A managerial changes ahead of 2021/22 season
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🇮🇹 Serie A managerial changes ahead of 2021/22 season

The Serie A was the busiest league in Europe's top five in managerial change towards the end of the 2020/21 season. 

Almost half of the teams will be having new managers next season, even though a good number have spent time in the Serie A with different clubs. 

All the top five, save for AC Milan, have changed managers in what could change the Italian football this coming season.

Jose Mourinho - AS Roma

The Special One was shown the door at Tottenham Hotspur after 17 months, and he immediately found a new home in Rome, replacing Paulo Fonseca. 

Interestingly, Fonseca was interviewed by the London club but failed to reach an agreement in what could have been a direct swap. 

It won't be the first time in Italy for Mourinho, having led Inter Milan to a treble, which included the Champions League, in 2010.

Massimiliano Allegri - Juventus

Juventus were a shadow of the team that had marched to the last nine Serie A titles. 

At the hands of Andrea Pirlo, they struggled for long spells and were lucky to qualify for the Champions League, which they did on the last day of the season.

As if he had been waiting for the chance, former manager Massimo Allegri, who has been out since leaving the Old Lady, was restored and will be expected to lead the club to new heights.

He knows the club inside out and could once again take them back to the top. 

Simone Inzaghi - Inter

Perhaps the biggest shock was seeing Antonio Conte leave the club just a week after leading the club to the Serie A title in his second season in charge. 

Guided by the owners' willingness to spend on key players, Conte did a great job and was expected to continue leading the team.

They did well in snapping up Inzaghi though, who is known for his solid game, favouring the 3-5-2 formation, which has been on display at Lazio. 

Luciano Spalletti - SSC Napoli

After a good start, Napoli fizzled out and missed out on the Champions League on the last day of the season. 

Gennaro Gattuso all along saw it coming, he knew President Aurelio De Laurentiis had made up his mind and the axe hovered over his head for much of the season.  

Spalletti was given the role to lead the Naples club, and a lot can be expected from him if his time at Roma and Inter is anything to by. 

Maurizio Sarri - SS Lazio

Sarri has been out of work ever since he left Juventus after what seemed like a poor campaign, even though they won the Serie A. 

He replaces Inzaghi, who as we mentioned joined champions Inter Milan. 

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— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) June 9, 2021

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