Maurizio Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Italy has been a topic of debate in recent weeks but the Juventus hierarchy expects the duo to remain at the club for the upcoming season. The Italian side’s chief football officer Fabio Paratici recently stated that both Ronaldo and Sarri will be with them next year and are focused on winning more silverware. Maurizio Sarri Hails Cristiano Ronaldo For His Brace During Juventus vs Lazio, Says ‘When Ronaldo Smells Blood, He’s Extraordinary’.
Maurizio Sarri arrived at the club in the summer from Chelsea, after leading the Blues to Europa League glory. But his first year has been a difficult one, as his team were beaten in the Coppa Italia finals by Lazio and their hold at the top of Serie A table have looked uncertain at times due to inconsistent performances. Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Twice to Take Bianconeri Close to Title.
And this has led many to believe that the Italian manager will be let go after the conclusion of the current season but Paratici was quick to rubbish those claims. While speaking to Sky Sport Italia he said ‘The talk is all in the media. We’re used to the speculation, we laugh about it. Without a doubt, Sarri will be the Juventus coach next season.’
Fabio Paratici also shed light on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club stating that the Portuguese is very happy at the club. The 35-year-old with his brace against Lazio, became the first player to score 50 goals in La Liga, Premier League and Serie A. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner took his tally to 30 league goals for the season.
While addressing the 35-year-old’s transfer speculations Paratici added ‘There is a dialogue with Cristiano, as there normally is between coaches and players, He is definitely staying and he continues to do very well with us.’
With four games left in Serie A season, Juventus have an eight-point advantage over second-placed Inter Milan. And except an all-mighty collapse in the final days, the Bianconeri’s look all set to lift their ninth straight league crown.