We are just a week away from the start of the 2021/22 Serie A season, with Inter Milan playing against Genoa in the season opener. Here is the list of things you need to know about the upcoming season.
Title defenders ( Inter Milan)
Venezia, Empoli and Salernitana have been promoted to the Italian top-flight from Serie B.
Serie A has witnessed a handful of managerial changes ahead of the new season.
Max Allegri – Juventus
Simone Inzaghi – Inter Milan
Maurizio Sarri – Lazio
Luciano Spalletti – Napoli
Jose Mourinho – AS Roma
Inter Milan have been forced to sell their prized assets Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi due to their financial crisis and their only signing in the transfer window so far is Hakan Calhanoglu.
AC Milan have strengthened their squad with the addition of Mike Maignan, Olivier Giroud and Brahim Diaz ( on loan from Real Madrid).
Juve endured one of the worst campaigns in Serie A last term but Allegri’s return must have lifted their confidence.
The Italian manager can help Juve return to the top as he had done in his previous stint at Allianz Arena.
Inter Milan’s chances to retain the title have withered following the departures of manager Antonio Conte, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.
Struggling with financial depravity, the Nerazzurri have an uphill task to replicate last season’s form.
However, they can’t be still written off as they have an experienced new manager Simone Inzaghi and a squad full of talented players.
Atalanta have been punching above their weight over the last few seasons under mastermind Gian Piero Gasperini and they are expected to do so in the new season.
AC Milan will look to build on their impressive season last term – which also marked their return to the Champions League.
Last but not least, Lazio are the side to keep an eye on due to the presence of manager Maurizio Sarri, who made his return to Serie A after a year-long hiatus