Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Friday 17th May 2019 - 15:10

Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

INA – Sources

Massimiliano Allegri is to leave his post as Juventus manager at the end of the season after five years with the Italian champions.

A statement posted on the club website on Friday morning said: “Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019-2020 seasons.

Juventus wrapped up this season’s title four weeks ago, and have two matches remaining in 2018-19, at home to Atalanta on Sunday and at Sampdoria a week later. However, this season was still seen as a disappointment as the signing of five-times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo failed to prevent Juventus being knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Ajax.

Allegri, who spent much of his playing career as a midfielder in Serie B arrived at Juventus six months after being sacked by Milan, whom he had led to the Serie A title at the first attempt in 2011 after earning coaching plaudits at Cagliari.

He was initially greeted with hostility at Juve; supporters hurled eggs at his car as he arrived for his first training session. But he quickly won over fans as the club continued their dominance of Serie A.

The former Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been linked with a return to the club he led to the first three of the current run of eight consecutive Serie A titles.

Conte said recently he wants to coach again in the 2019-20 seasons but without specifying where.