Friday March 11 2016
Marotta: 'Allegri era just begun'

Juventus director Beppe Marotta reiterated “Max Allegri’s era has only just begun and we’re happy to continue with him.”

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“What changed since the last time we faced Sassuolo is our self-belief. We have achieved an extraordinary run of results,” Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

Juve are unbeaten in 18 rounds, ever since that humiliating 1-0 defeat at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium on October 28.

“Allegri was never in danger at the start of the season. We knew there would be difficulties considering the many changes in the squad.

“He proved himself to be a winning Coach and his era at Juventus has only just begun. We are happy to continue with him.

“From here to the end of the season we just need to win. That’s true for us, but also for Napoli, Roma and Inter.”

Marotta was asked about potential contract renewals for Andrea Barzagli, Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba.

“We are concentrated on the games. Is Barzagli’s renewal close? He is a great professional, we want to continue with him, as he sets the example for younger players.”

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