Il Corriere dello Sports claims Champions League qualification will not save Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo, but Tuttosport reports it’s the minimum target.
The reports in Italy are discussing Pirlo’s future in Turin, only a weeks after it looked like the new coach would get a second term with the Bianconeri.
Everything has changed after the lacklustre performance against Benevento and the exit from the Champions League against FC Porto in the last 16.
Il Corriere dello Sport claims the ‘immunity that seemed to protect him has fallen’ and the qualification for the Champions league will not be enough for him save his job.
The report claims the performances and the attitude will weigh more, as a lack of qualification is not even considered at the Bianconeri.
The effects of missing out on the Champions League would be devastating and the club has already denied the rumours of dispute in the dressing room after the match.
Tuttosport, on the other hand, claims the Juventus coach will save his job if the Bianconeri get access to the Champions League in 2021-22 as well.
The newspaper writes there has been no ‘extraordinary summit at Continassa, no confrontation between the upper echelons of the club’.
The report insists President Andrea Agnelli and coach Pirlo spoke without the need to raise the tone.