The beauty, if you want to consider it that, of signing a brand new manager to a two-year contract is that there isn't much financial risk that comes along with it. If things don't work out in the first season, then you can easily part ways and won't leave your club on the hook for anything more than the next 12 months.
That's not what's going to happen to Max Allegri this summer.
Not by a long shot. But we'll have to wait a couple more months before anything actually happens.
According to the SportMediaset on Tuesday morning, Juventus and Allegri will negotiate adding at least one more year onto the manager's contract. However, if Allegri — as well as midfielder Claudio Marchisio, as the report suggests — is to even talk about a new contract with the club, it won't come until after Juventus celebrates a fourth straight Scudetto with another wonderful parade. (What, you think they won't be winning one? Check the standings!) The signature on Allegri's new deal, rumored to add another year onto his current deal which ends 12 months from now, won't come until after the season is over and we're throwing around transfer rumors like it's nobody's business.
I guess what I said on the day he was hired...
Here's to the future, Max. Don't screw it up.
...is proving to be what you would consider "exceeding expectations.
There's no doubting Allegri deserves a contract extension considering the job he has done since taking over for Antonio Conte this past summer. He more than deserves it with all the good work he's done this season. That's not only because he's gotten the squad into the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Juventus have taken another step forward when it easily could have taken one back after everything happened suddenly over the summer. Instead, Allegri continued the progress that is so crucial to get Juventus considered amongst the elite clubs in the game once more. He has instilled his own system and shown the ability to be much more tactically flexible than the man he took over for.
So here's to your new contract, Max. We'll just have to wait a little bit of time for you to actually sign it.