Italy manager Roberto Mancini has said that he is committed to the job with the Azzurri despite the recent speculation regarding his future. The experienced head coach took over the national team in 2018 when they were in disarray, having failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
The Serie A is three games into the 2020/21 season and as we head into the international break Atalanta and Milan sit at the top of the table with 9 points from their opening three matches.
Atalanta have been on fire again with 13 goals, and if they carry on at this rate, they might just find themselves scoring more than the 98 goals that they netted last season. Once again there will be a fight to claim the Golden Boot come the end of the season, and below we are going to take a look at the main contenders.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's agent has said that in the future the player has chances to become the manager of Juventus as he has got the potential. But the player is still enjoying his days at Juve as the club has offered a one-year extension. There are many who jokes that the player will be playing till the age of 50 as he is still ambitious and looking forward to playing matches for Juve. Still, there will come up time when the player has to hang up the gloves.
Buffon is an experienced player which makes him worthy of the manager position. When he hangs up his gloves this is one option thathas a great chance of happening. His agent Silvino Martina thinks that Buffon could definitely continue his connection with Juve by giving it a chance in the dugout.
Juventus will be aiming to make it ten consecutive titles during the months ahead, meaning the 2020/21 season marks ten years since a team other than Juve finished top of Serie A.
Now a distant memory for younger Italian football supporters, the Old Lady’s domestic dominance since the turn of the last decade has been nothing short of remarkable.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is the best goalkeeper in the world according to Paolo Maldini while AC Milan is trying to keep him with them. The player has become an undisputed part of Milan since he made his debut at the club in the age of 16 on 2015. But with his contract at the Italian side entering the last year speculations regarding his future at the club has increased.
Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germainand Chelsea have shown interest to the player.Meanwhile, Milan is looking forward to presenting a new deal to extend the current contract which will expire on 2021. The club’s technical director Maldini has praised the youngster in prior to the victory against Roma for 2-0.
Giorgio Chiellini will be reconsidering his future plans after one more year and he is hoping to play for another season at Juventus to continue his time with the club. He has been playing for the Italian club from 2005 and has made appearances in more than 500 games for the club. In this time during his stay at Juve, he has won eight Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies.
In this season, he has stayed in the bench as he has suffered an injury on the anterior cruciate ligament in August. Before the spread of COVID 19,he has returned back healthy and free of injuries. He believes that he has got a lot of time left as a player.
Atlanta and Napoli have shown interest towards the midfielder, Jeremie Boga. He was the part of Chelsea and later was transferred to Sassuolo for 3.5 million in 2018. Since his arrival at the club, he has been playing great. He has scored eight goals in this season before the suspension of football activity due to corona virus.
In fact, four goals were scored on the last six games by him. In the last match before the dismissal of football was against Roma where he scored the fourth goal for Sassuolo which they won for 4–1. With the interest from many European clubs, his agent is uncertain will Chelsea initialize the buy–back clause.
Serie A will be returning through step by step by process as indicated by the Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora. Italian League was suspended from March due to the outbreak of coronavirus and discussion between the government and the football committee is going on restarting the league. Many of the leagues have allowed its players to return to training grounds but Italy has restrained the players to the training ground till May 18th. They have allowed the players to return to club facilities, but they will have to wait a little moreto train.
Italian football is in a good place right now, with several teams challenging Juventus for the title on the domestic front and the national team having a clear identity under Robert Mancini.
The latter hadn’t been a problem for Italy for a long time, in fairness. Historically, the Azzurri were built on a solid defence, boasting tactically astute, ruthless players who could grind out wins – usually without conceding a goal.
Polish footballerArkadiusz Milik is on the radar of many clubs as his contract with Napoli will end in 2021. The interests have increased with the news that the player has not confirmed any renewal plans with the present club.
His agent David Pantak has confirmed that clubs like Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are interested in the player. He also said that they are having talks with Napoli but has not agreed to any renewals. There were reports that Milik will leave Napoli with their rivals Inter Milan who has been very keen on signing a deal with him.