Summer is over and with the arrival of autumn it’s time to weather the storm. Gone are the illusion for the new projects and the expectation generated by the signings. After more than a month of competition in the major leagues, each club and fans have plenty of material to interpret the sensations left by their respective teams in this season start prior to the first national team break of the course. And in some big clubs, they are not positive at all.
The most worrying case is that of Juventuswhich does not seem to raise its head after a year without lifting a title for the first time in a decade. In Serie A, the Bianconeri are eighth after achieving a single victory in their last five games, while in the Champions League, qualification for the second round hangs in the balance after falling to PSG and Benfica in the first two days. Allegri is on the tightrope and Di María’s star signing has so far given more trouble than joy. The names of Tuchel and Zidane have begun to sound loud in the Italian press as possible replacements for the Juventus coach. In Italy, furthermore, Inzaghi’s Inter hasn’t started well eitherwhich is seventh and who have lost three of their last five league games, including the Madoninna derby against Milan. According to several Italian media, the leaders of Inter want to take advantage of the break to meet with their coach and redirect the situation.
Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern coach, is also questioned about his league results. Despite achieving a great victory in the Champions League against Barça and being the current Bundesliga champion, the technician has sown doubts in the dome of the German giant, with Kahn and Salidhamizic in the lead, after four games in a row without winning in the league, which leaves Bayern in fifth position, a situation that leaves the young German coach in check. Lewandowski’s departure and criticism of his substitute Mané do nothing but sow more doubts in the Bavarian project. For its part, Leipzig, another team called to be among the top four in Germany, has already fired its coach Tedesco due to poor results.
In England there is also uncertainty in some big clubs. Some like Chelsea opted to cut their problems clean and fired Tuchel, the coach who gave them a Champions League, a couple of weeks ago. Ten Hag’s United also got off to a bad start, but have been able to turn things around after a disastrous start and now have four wins in a row. Liverpool, for its part, also leaves doubts: two wins in their last five league games and a win against Napoli that complicates its role in the Champions League. Although yes, in Anfield has full confidence in Klopp and his position is not in danger.
In other minor leagues, Greek champion Olympiacos sacked Spanish coach Corberán this week, who failed to get the team into the group stage of the Champions League and who he left fifth before the national team break. Other champions in their respective countries like Porto and Ajax are not in a dramatic situation, but they are weaker than their competitors since neither of them leads their championship, to the benefit of PSV and Benfica.