Juventus and Milan Smitten with Thiago Motta


Recent reports suggest that both Juventus and AC Milan have shown interest in Thiago Motta, the current coach of Bologna, as a potential replacement for their respective managers. However, despite these rumors, Motta’s representative has made it clear that a move to Napoli is out of the question.

Il Corriere dello Sport report that speculation surrounding Motta’s future has been circulating, with claims that Cristiano Giuntoli, the sporting director of Juventus, has been in contact with Motta multiple times in recent weeks. These communications, commonly referred to as “precautionary inquiries,” hint at the possibility of Motta assuming a managerial role at Juventus in the event of a coaching change or Massimiliano Allegri’s premature departure.

However, Giuntoli has vehemently denied these allegations, emphasizing his commitment to maintaining stability within the club. While informal discussions between directors and potential candidates are not uncommon, Giuntoli seeks to avoid any disruptions to the team’s harmony.

Additionally, Motta’s name has surfaced as a top choice for Giorgio Furlani, the CEO of AC Milan, alongside Antonio Conte. Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s public endorsement of current manager Stefano Pioli, there remains speculation about Pioli’s future at Milan, with Motta emerging as a potential successor.

Regarding Motta’s intentions, his representative Dario Canovi clarified that the coach’s future remains uncertain. Canovi bluntly stated that Motta has no intention of joining Napoli, even if Aurelio De Laurentiis were to offer prized players like Joshua Zirkzee and Riccado Calafiori. This candid statement underscores Motta’s priorities and dismisses any likelihood of a move to Napoli.

Meanwhile, discussions regarding Motta’s contract renewal with Bologna have been ongoing, although Motta remains focused on his current responsibilities. While Bologna’s management attempts to secure Motta’s future, Allegri awaits developments at Juventus, showing no urgency in making decisions until the club’s intentions are clear.


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