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  • Updated: May 17, 2024

Juventus confirm sack of Allegri 

Juventus confirm sack of Allegri 

Serie A giants Juventus on Friday sacked Massimiliano Allegri 48 hours after leading the 'Old Lady' to win the Italian Cup.

The Turin side beat Atalanta and paraded Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman 1-0 in Rome, but Allegri was sent off late on for ranting at match officials and waving away the sporting director during the celebrations.

The Italian Football Federation's disciplinary tribunal has launched an investigation into Allegri's indiscretion.

Juventus then shocked fans of the club when they confirmed the coach, in his second stint at the club, was no longer their boss.

"The dismissal follows certain behaviors during and after the Italian Cup final which the club deemed incompatible with the values ​​of Juventus and with the behavior that those who represent it must adopt," a statement read.

Juve's 1-0 win over Atalanta, thanks to Dusan Vlahovic's early goal, gave Allegri a record fifth Coppa Italia as a manager.

"If I am no longer the Juventus coach next year, I will leave a strong team. The club will make its evaluations," he said in the post-match news conference.

Even before his antics at the Stadio Olimpico, the 56-year-old had been expected to lose his job and be replaced by Bologna coach Thiago Motta.

Allegri, who had issues with Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese star was at the club, will not be there for the final two Serie A games against Bologna and Monza.

"The company wishes Massimiliano Allegri good luck in his future projects," ended the Juve statement.

Allegri was in charge of Juventus from 2014 until 2019, winning the title in each of his five seasons, as well as four Italian Cups and reaching the Champions League final twice.

He left by mutual consent at the end of the 2018-19 season - and did not work again for two years until he was re-appointed as Juventus manager at the start of 2021-22.

However, his second spell failed to live up to the first and Wednesday's Italian Cup was their only silverware in that time. They finished fourth and seventh in his two full seasons - and currently sit fourth.

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