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'He Will Have More Responsibility' - Juventus Boss Max Allegri on What He Expects From Cristiano Ronaldo

Arjun Singh Devgan
Max Allergi returned back as manager of Juventus after a gap of two years
Max Allergi returned back as manager of Juventus after a gap of two years / Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Returning Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri has opened up on what he expects from footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo next season - revealing that he expects "more responsibility" from the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner.

Allegri returned back as manager of the Turin based outfit two years after he was let go, with the likes of Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo succeeding him in the hot seat. The Italian has seen a number of experienced players like Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli leave the club and now expects the likes of Ronaldo and other senior players to take on leadership roles.

"I spoke to Ronaldo, as well as other players yesterday. I told him that next season is an important one and that I'm happy to see him again. But also that he will have more responsibility than three years ago, when he joined a more experience squad," he said at a press conference.

"I expect, not only lots of goals from Ronaldo, but also the example of the experienced player he is."

Allegri enjoyed great success in his first spell as manager, leading the club to five successive Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia titles, though he failed to win the Champions League despite taking them to the finals on two occasions.

"We need to create a path which leads us to the title in May. [Winning the Champions League] is our desire and should be everyone's desire. But, aside from winning as much as possible, my objective is to help grow and improve the players."

Ronaldo's future at the club has come under speculation, though it is understood that he will remain at Turin atleast till his contract expires.