It’s reported Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved issued President Andrea Agnelli with the ultimatum of “if Max Allegri stays, I go.”
According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, it was Nedved along with sporting director Fabio Paratici who pushed for the club to part ways with their Coach.
Agnelli apparently wanted to continue working with the five-time Scudetto winner, but was forced into choosing between him and his vice chairman.
The Former Czech Republic midfielder reportedly felt that Allegri’s demands to revolutionise the squad were excessive and unnecessary, and evidently, that lack of support from the boardroom hastened the Coach’s departure.
Their differences became evident in a series of comments that Nedved made to the media, as after Allegri insisted the team needed a massive overhaul, the vice-president noted “this squad is very difficult to improve on the transfer market.”
Nedved scored 51 times in 247 appearances for the Bianconeri between 2001-2009, before joining the board of directors in 2010 when he retired from playing.