Serie A powerhouse Juventus have this afternoon confirmed that manager Massimiliano Allegri will not guide the club into next season.
Allegri’s Juve stint
After parting ways with Antonio Conte on the back of 3 straight Serie A titles, Italian giants Juve surprisingly opted to appoint Allegri as the club’s new manager in the summer of 2014.
Allegri was fresh off the back of a disappointing end to a 4-year stint with AC Milan, with fans and the media alike having questioned the decision of the board at the Allianz Stadium to hand the keys to the former midfielder.
However, Allegri’s 5 seasons at the helm subsequently saw the 51-year-old prove his doubters, of which there were many, wrong.
The Italian tactician led the Bianconeri to a quartet of consecutive domestic doubles following his arrival in Turin, since adding a 5th-straight Serie A title this season.
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Champions League struggles
However, while domestic glory was forthcoming in abundance under the former Milan boss, the one trophy that eluded Allegri during his time with the Old Lady has been the Champions League.
The passionate tactician guided Juve to a pair of finals, in 2015 and 2017, but was forced to make do with the runner-up prize on both occasions.
And, on the back of an underwhelming European campaign this time around, during which Juve were deservedly ousted by Ajax in the Champions League’s quarter-finals, news has this afternoon arrived that the Bianconeri board have decided to call time on their partnership with Allegri.
In an official statement on the club’s website, it was revealed:
‘Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season.’
‘The coach and the President, Andrea Agnelli, will meet the media together at tomorrow’s press conference – Saturday 18 May, at 2pm in the press conference hall of Allianz Stadium.’
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