Juventus sack Allegri following ‘certain behaviours’ during Coppa Italia

This was Allegri’s second stint with the Italian club after leading them first from 2014 to 2019

By Web Desk
May 17, 2024
Massimiliano Allegri has left Juventus with immediate effect. — Reuters

Juventus on Friday confirmed the sacking of their manager Massimiliano Allegri just two days after winning the Coppa Italia by beating Atlanta 1-0 in Rome during the week.

Allegri and the club were expected to part ways after the end of the season but things escalated quickly as Juventus parted ways with the Italian with two league games still go.

Juventus are fourth in Serie A after five successive draws but despite the poor run in the league, they are guaranteed to play the UEFA Champions League for next season.

In the final against Atlanta, Allegri was sent off late after having words with match officials and as per the latest developments, the Italian Football Federation’s disciplinary tribunal has already started an investigation into Allegri’s antics.

“Juventus announces that it has relieved Massimiliano Allegri of his position as head coach of the men's first team,” the club said in a brief press release. 

“The exoneration follows certain behaviours during and after the Coppa Italia final that the club deemed incompatible with the values of Juventus and the behaviour that those who represent it should have.

“It ends a period of collaboration, which began in 2014, restarted in 2021 and ended, after the previous three seasons together, with the Italian Cup final.

“The club wishes Massimiliano Allegri good luck in his future endeavours.”

Allegri ended his second term as Juventus manager. His first tenure with the club was from 2014 to 2019 when he won the league title for five years in a row. He also reached the Champions League final twice in 2015 and 2017 where he was beaten by FC Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

As successful as his first stint with the club was, the Italian couldn’t live up to the expectations in his second tenure as they finished fourth and seventh in his first two full seasons.