Cristiano Ronaldo Wants José Mourinho To Become The Next Juventus Manager

Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently thrown his backing behind José Mourinho after reports emerged that he wants him to become the next Juventus manager.

The Italian club announced last week that Massimiliano Allegri would leave at the end of the season, with former Juve boss Antonio Conte and Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri being linked with the managerial post.

However, reports from Italy suggest that the Juventus ace wants a reunion with the Special One.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Marca), Ronaldo has backed Mourinho's candidacy and so has football agent Jorge Mendes, who represents both the 34-year-old Portuguese footballer and the 56-year-old manager.

Mourinho, who has also been linked with Roma and Celtic, has been out of management since he was axed at Manchester United.

However, the Special One is not the most beloved figure in Turin, especially after the Red Devils played against the Old Lady in the Champions League during the 2018-19 season.

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The ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid boss provoked the Juventus supporters after United won in Turin, cupping his ear on the pitch once the full-time whistle had been blown.

Of course, Mourinho enjoyed his own success in Italy when he managed Inter Milan, leading his former side to their famous treble win in 2010.

Oh, and that's not to mention that he also directed three fingers to the Juve fans in United's clash at Old Trafford, referencing his trophy-winning ways at Inter Milan.

Allegri succeeded Conte as Juventus boss in 2014 and won multiple trophies with the club, including five consecutive Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias and two Supercoppa Italianas.

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While the 51-year-old Italian enjoyed domestic success, he fell short of leading the club to the Champions League trophy after reaching the finals in the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons before losing to Barcelona and Madrid respectively.

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli recently admitted that it was the "most difficult" period of his time at the club when it comes to finding a successor for Allegri.

"This has been a decision of a lot of focus and emotions," he said (via BBC Sport).

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"At the end of several reflections and analysis, we identified that this was the best decision to make.

"We are all useful but no-one is dispensable, starting from me.

"It is the history of the club that it is bigger than any single individual."

Allegri, meanwhile, said that it was the "right moment to leave the club in the best possible way."

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