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Weston McKennie’s Father Gives Juventus Tactical Advice for Son

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There is no doubt that John McKennie has been a big supporter of his son Weston throughout his professional soccer career. That was shown recently when he went on social media to give some words of advice to Juventus on where they should be playing him.

The story would begin on Monday when a post on X (formerly Twitter) from Forza Juventus asked whether the team’s head coach Massimiliano Allegri would be fired at the end of this season.

This led to the Air Force veteran throwing his two cents into the conversation as he believes he knows the perfect solution to solving some of the problems the Bianconeri have had thus far in the Serie A season.

Both Weston McKennie and Tim Weah have been battling it out to play in the right wing-back spot for Juventus, with the former getting the nod to start in previous games while the latter has come off the bench.

Weah, 23, was brought in by the multi-time Italian champions during the summer to play in that role as they signed him following a $13 million transfer from French Ligue 1 side Lille.

Meanwhile, Weston McKennie, 25, seemed to be on the outside looking in upon returning to Turin after a tumultuous time at relegated English Premier League side Leeds United in the second half of the 2022-2023 season. The team was willing to listen to offers, but the midfielder did more than enough to earn his way back into the plans of Allegri.

However, that didn’t guarantee him a spot in the midfield which has been occupied by the likes of Adrien Rabiot, Manuel Locatelli, and Nicolo Fagioli. One advantage in McKennie’s favor is the status of Paul Pogba. With the French midfielder under investigation after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, this could move him up the depth chart and see him get playing time in central midfield should injuries occur.

At the moment, it seems Allegri’s tactics have worked out well as Juventus is in fourth place with 14 points.

The McKennie-Weah connection will most likely have to wait for another time as Juventus faces off against Torino in Derby della Mole at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

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