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In over 100 years of Serie A history, Juventus have never been more than 20 points from the top of the table.

But they are right now and this unpleasant situation is causing friction within the locker room, with coach Massimiliano Allegri not even speaking at the press conference on the eve of Tuesday's Italian Cup semi-final first leg against Lazio.

In the event of a bad result, all the Italian media are suggesting Allegri could be sacked in order to prevent the team from suffering a definitive collapse in Serie A, as well as a cup exit.

According to Tuttosport, Allegri's bench is currently creaking and there is no margin for error, with three victories needed from their upcoming games against Lazio, Fiorentina and Torino.

A long and complex series of poor results has already inevitably changed the thinking over Allegri's future and he seems to have exhausted his justifications for giving up on his team's attacking play.

Enraged Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri boots a water bottle during their loss to Lazio

Enraged Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri boots a water bottle during their loss to Lazio

The weekend loss means Juventus have taken just seven points from their last nine matches

The weekend loss means Juventus have taken just seven points from their last nine matches

The advantage over those outside the Champions League places had even reached 17 points but those are old memories given Juventus has fallen from second to third place.

Meanwhile, Thiago Motta's Bologna has risen into fourth, just two points behind the Bianconeri. Now the pressure is heating up and Allegri is guilty of having made too many mistakes.

Mail Sport can reveal members of the Juventus board of directors are angry and disappointed about the results and the handling of delicate cases concerning Kenan Yildiz and Federico Chiesa.

In the event of a bad result on Tuesday evening against Lazio, the coach could be fired and his natural successor has already been identified in Paolo Montero.

The Juventus youth coach is considered the right man to try to strengthen the psychology of the locker room and compared to Allegri, he would be an 'iron sergeant' like Gennaro 'Ringhio' Gattuso or Igor Tudor.

MONTERO TOTALLY DEVOTED TO JUVE

Montero would be welcomed with open arms by Juventus. Cut him, and he bleeds black and white, and wouldn't coach the club as a profession but out of love and total devotion to the team he's always adored.

Born in 1971, he is mature and knows every nook and cranny of the club's training centre by heart. He would talk a lot about the players and, above all, would motivate the whole group.

The possibility has been raised that Juventus under-19 coach Paolo Montero could take over

The possibility has been raised that Juventus under-19 coach Paolo Montero could take over

Montero was a fearsome competitor as a player and remains totally devoted to Juventus

Montero was a fearsome competitor as a player and remains totally devoted to Juventus 

He would serve as a kind of antibiotic for the players' heads and hearts.

Montero was a hot, aggressive player, he always fought and demanded total discipline. With him the team would not smile after a defeat, as Adrien Rabiot did in the images caught by DAZN cameras.

Montero would also accept a contract until June 30 before returning to coaching the Juventus youth teams while remaining available.

He'd use the 4-3-3 and a more fluid attacking system, putting things back in order and landing the black and white plane in the placid sea of the Champions League - their minimum objective.

There are no more excuses for Allegri as the patience of the Juventus fans has expired. They have been filling the web with the hashtag #AllegriOut.

The 'Old Lady' no longer exists, she was erased by the gross errors of her coach who since Saturday evening has been at the centre of an internal debate within the club over possible dismissal.

The 1-0 league defeat against Lazio, the fourth in nine games, has definitively undermined the club's certainties regarding their Tuscan coach.

At the end of Montero's possible trial, there would be Antonio Conte and Motta, who would currently put all offers on standby awaiting the choice of CEO Cristiano Giuntoli.

Juventus fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday in their latest setback

Juventus fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday in their latest setback

ALLEGRI IN FREE-FALL

The clear feeling is that 'Acciughina [little anchovy]' - Allegri's nickname - has completely lost control and that emerged from the argument in the final minutes with his deputy Marco Landucci - caught by the DAZN cameras.

The sum of these psychological cracks in the locker room has created an irreparable fracture that CEO Giuntoli has reported to the Elkann family, who are considering serious measures.

Not qualifying for the Champions League next season would further complicate the attempts to close with a new sponsor destined to take the place of Jeep on the chest of the Bianconeri.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, this will probably be of foreign origin and probably from Saudi Arabia

There are still eight league games left and at least two in the Coppa Italia, with a lot at stake for the club, yet more so for Allegri who risks ruining his career once and for all.

He now risks being fired because he no

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