Juventus Coach Allegri to leave Serie A champions

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Massimiliano Allegri will not coach Serie A giants, Juventus next season, the club said on Friday.

‘Massimiloano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season,’ the club said in a statement.

Juventus have already wrapped up their eighth consecutive title, and Allegri’s fifth in as many years since replacing Antonio Conte in 2o14.

Antonio Conte held preliminary negotiations with Juventus last month, in case they decided to part with Allegri, but it is understood that the former Chelsea boss has come close to agreeing a deal to become the new manager of Inter Milan.

Allegri has led Juventus to four successive league and cup doubles and two Champions League finals during his spell in charge. Speaking after their disappointing Champions League quarter-final defeat to Ajax in April, Allegri said he expected to stay next season.

The Italian will remain in charge for Juventus’ final two Serie A matches of the season, having already secured the title last month.

In a brief statement on the club’s website, Juventus said: “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 (local time) in the press conference hall of Allianz Stadium.”

Samson Oyedeyi

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