Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly not keen on Antonio Conte replacing Massimiliano Allegri as Juventus manager this summer.
Allegri’s five-season tenure as Juventus boss came to an end on Sunday as they celebrated an eighth consecutive Serie A title with a 1-1 draw with Atalanta.
Attention now turns to who will succeed Allegri at the Italian champions with former Juve manager Conte among the candidates.
Ronaldo’s attitude towards Conte was on display during Allegri’s farewell press conference, when a question about Conte emerged. Ronaldo was reportedly seen shaking his head and making a telling grimace when the question came about, letting the world know what he thinks.
The Portuguese forward is concerned his game would be hindered by Conte’s pragmatic approach while the former Chelsea coach is also a strict disciplinarian.
Conte managed Juventus between 2011 and 2014, leading them to three consecutive Serie A titles.
And though he managed Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2016-17, he had a number of high-profile fallouts with key players, including striker Diego Costa.
Libero reported that Ronaldo has suggested Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho should replace Allegri at Juventus, with both those options complex, given that Ancelotti is under contract with Napoli and Mourinho’s Inter Milan past proving complicated given the tension between both clubs.
As things stand Conte looks poised for the Inter position with Sarri and Inzaghi candidates to succeed Allegri on the Juventus bench.