Now that we’ve gotten the official announcement — finally — out of the way, we can now actually talk about Maurizio Sarri being Juventus’ manager. It’s no longer a hypothesis or something that we saw as “probably” happening based on media reports. It’s officially official, and we can actually say that after a month of waiting, Juve have a manager again.
After being named as the successor to Max Allegri over the weekend, the first duty for Sarri to complete is the same as every Juve manager — an introductory press conference.
In the same kind of fashion as to when the rumors of who would be Juventus’ next manager first began, the days as to when Sarri will be (re-)introduced to the Italian media varies depending on which outlet you might come across. Sarri’s first day out in the public as Juventus manager — which will surely make plenty of Napoli fans squirm in their seats — will come Thursday, the club announced via email Monday.
The press conference will take place at the Gianni & Umberto Agnelli Hall at Allianz Stadium, with a scheduled start time of around 11 a.m. CET.
It will be interesting to hear what Sarri has to say about why, all of a year after leading Napoli to one of their best seasons ever, he took the Juventus job.
It will be interesting to hear what Sarri says about the motivation to take the Juventus job outside of simply returning to his home country.
It will be interesting to hear what Sarri has to say when it comes to the obvious expectations his new club has and have only likely continued to have over the past 11 or 12 months.
Basically, it will be interesting what Sarri has to say from start to finish and what kind of tone he takes while talking to many of the Italian media members that have covered him so closely over these last handful of years.
And I think it will be safe to say that, no matter what Sarri has to say, he will be wearing a suit at his first Juventus press conference.
But, at the very least, Sarri will probably get a couple of new suits since he’s now joining Juventus and is expected to ditch the tracksuit as soon as the Serie A schedule gets underway in August.
So he’s got that going for him, which I would probably consider pretty nice.