Tuesday August 5 2014
Dunga: Allegri a smart Coach

Dunga has backed Max Allegri to succeed at Juventus, says he will continue to follow Romulo and questions Milan over Robinho.

Juve head into the new season with their most notable change being on the bench, with Allegri having come in to replace Antonio Conte.

For one of Allegri’s former midfield teammates at Pescara, though, fears over the direction the club may be going in are misplaced.

“Allegri is a great Coach, as he demonstrated at Milan,” Dunga has explained to Tuttosport.

“The resignation of Conte does not surprise me, in football things change often.

“Allegri is a smart Coach, I am convinced that he will blend his winning mentality with the excellent base built by Conte.

“[Former Pescara boss] Giovanni Galeone’s teachings are showing their influence. Allegri has developed along this path, the base is solid.

“Pirlo? He is a champion who all Coaches could use.”

One new face at Juve this summer is Romulo, the Brazilian born utility player who was a member of Cesare Prandelli’s provisional World Cup squad, but has yet to play for Italy.

“He was struggling to emerge but now he can make the leap. I still consider him a Brazilian and will follow him whilst it is possible to call him up.”

Dunga also considered another Brazilian currently still in Serie A, Robinho, who looks set to leave Milan this summer.

“I do not understand Milan - Robinho is a great champion, he needs only love and trust.”

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