Italy’s Euro 2020 win is still fresh in our minds, but the mood before the new Serie A season is mixed after the summer, with high-profile departures rather than the signing of big names.
The list of players to leave the league includes 2020-21 Player of the Season Romelu Lukaku, Defender of the Year Christian Romero, Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament Gianluigi Donaruma and Flying Wingback Echraf Hakimi.
However, the sweeping changes in the coaching lineup offer a lot of excitement before a campaign that is hard to call.
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Simone Inzaghi has been named in charge of Inter Milan’s title defense following the club’s turbulent season, which included Antonio Conte’s departure amid disappointment over spending cuts.
The 45-year-old former Lazio coach is seen as Conte’s natural successor, but the sale of Lukaku and Hakimi has made his job difficult, having amassed 31 goals and 20 assists last season.
The loss of three crucial pieces to the Inter-title-winning team made it difficult for Juventus to regain the title, with six-time Serie A winners Massimiliano Allegri returning.
“Joe has always been a favorite, even more so this year,” said Marcelo Lippi, a former Juventus manager. “They didn’t win last season, so they’re hungry and determined to get back on their own.”
Joe has been sidelined since Allegri’s 2019 departure, and the last day of last season under the unhappy coach Andrea Pirlo was only squeezed out of the Champions League.
How well Anzagi handles a difficult situation at his new club, and the ease with which Allegri returns to the joint, can decide the title.
With just seven sides to maintain their coaches, AC Milan with Stefano Pauli and Atlanta with Guyanese Peru Gasparini could benefit from stability after finishing second and third, respectively, last season.
“If Milan can take a step forward with internalizing their game plan, no goal is out of reach,” said former Rosenary coach Arigo Sachi.
Twelve of the 20 Serie A clubs changed coaches before the new campaign, but the most interesting appointments were reportedly in the capital.
Jose Mourinho joined AS Roma, marking the return to Italy 11 years after taking Inter to an unprecedented pace, and the Portuguese are determined to succeed in a country where they are still highly respected. Have
Across the city, Lazio hired Maurizio Siri and promised to provide superior drama on the day of the Rome Derby – the style and personalities of two Roman coaches.
Another well-known face, Luciano Spalti, is back with Napoli, while the man after whom he succeeded, Ginaro Gutoso, was in charge of Fiorentina for 22 days before leaving and was replaced by former Spezia boss Vincenzo. Italy took it.
Italy’s two most beautiful venues, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, will host Serie A football again this season after a long hiatus.
Venezuela is gearing up for its first top flight in 20 years, while Salerno-based Salernitana is back in big time for the first time since 1998-99. UU Club is the third new team in the Ampoli Division.
While the profiles of players leaving the league have surprised visitors, there have been some interesting deals.
Inter signed Dutch Euro 2020 star Denzel Dumfries and veteran striker Eden Zico to replace Hakimi and Lukaku, while former Milan playmaker Hakan Kalhanoglu added quality to the midfield.
Roma added Portugal goalkeeper Roi Patricio and Chelsea striker Tommy Ibrahim, while Mike Magnan was assigned to replace Donaruma in Milan and Olivier Giroud was brought in from Chelsea to bolster Pauli’s attack.
With two more weeks to go before the window closes, the number of significant new additions is likely to increase further, promising an exciting campaign.