The transfer window isn’t just about the players – coaches have their own vital gravity in this period, notes Corriere dello Sport in its morning edition.
Amid a number of coaches facing contract expiry, the Italian paper identifies José Mourinho as potentially the first piece in the domino line to fall. The Portuguese veteran coach is nearing the end of his current contract, attracting the attention of the crisis-ridden Brazilian national team. Following the extension of Carlo Ancelotti’s contract, Brazil are on the hunt for a charismatic and proven winner, and a Portuguese speaker such as Mourinho would clearly be a significant asset.
But not only ‘The Special One’ is coming to the end of his contract: Palladino, Italiano and Motta have all been turning heads with their performances and results, and their contracts are also set to expire in June 2024. Among the big names potentially on the move is Massimiliano Allegri, who might end his second stint as Juventus manager at the conclusion of this season.
Stefano Pioli, under different circumstances, also appears ready to part ways with Milan, reports Corriere dello Sport. The situation is more stable for Maurizio Sarri, tied until 2025 with Lazio, and Simone Inzaghi, the Inter Milan coach, whose position would only be under review in the event that they failed to claim the Scudetto.