Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Italian club Juventus have announced that Massimiliano Allegri will not be their manager from the 2019/20 season.

Allegri won Serie A all five years he was in charge and captured the Coppa Italia title four times, but has not been able to win Champions League.

The 51-year-old Italian has won the league title in each of his five seasons since taking charge in 2014.

Former Juventus player and coach Antonio Conte is among the early favourites to replace Allegri.

He will still be on the bench for the Bianconeri's remaining two Serie A games of the campaign, against Atalanta and Sampdoria.

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But going down to Ajax will be Allegri's last act in Europe for Juve, with the outcome of his meeting with president Andrea Agnelli this week being that the coach will look for a new challenge.

Allegri, who spent much of his playing career as a midfielder in Serie B, said immediately after that defeat that he wanted to stay at the club.

Reports linking Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri with a return to Italy are picking up pace, with the Italian rumoured to be in talks with Juventus.

The Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was quick to distance himself from the Juventus job. "Whatever happens tomorrow, I go home". I am satisfied working with this club, with the people here. To win the Champions League with Tottenham, in this circumstance, in this season, maybe I need to think a little bit to do something different in the future, for sure. Guardiola has thrived in Spain, Germany and England, where his Premier League champions have the opportunity to complete an historic domestic treble in the FA Cup final on Saturday - having won the League Cup in February.

"That is how I feel today, but football changes a lot".

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