Juventus Sack Massimiliano Allegri Two Days After Winning Coppa Italia [See Why]

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Juventus have parted ways with the club’s manager Massimiliano Allegri two days after the 56-year-old won the 2024 Coppa Italia on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

It was Massimiliano Allegri’s 11th trophy as Juventus manager over his double spell with the club but it was not enough to have him keep his job.

Juventus club statement announcing the sack of Allegri attributed the decision to his fallout with the club’s hierarchy after the club’s Coppa Italia win.

The statement reads;

“Juventus announces that it has relieved Massimiliano Allegri of his position as head coach of the men’s first team.

“The exoneration follows certain behaviors during and after the Coppa Italia final that the club deemed incompatible with the values of Juventus and the behavior 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 endeavors.”

Before Juventus finally announced the decision to sack decision, it was common knowledge among Italian media outlets that the club would sack the five-time Serie A winner.

Juventus Sack Massimiliano Allegri

On Thursday, May 16, Italian football journalist and transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed the club had taken a decision to part ways with Allegri and were just waiting for the right time to make it official.

Massimiliano Allegri is regarded as one of the most successful Juventus managers. Over his two spells with the club, having won 11 trophies with the club, comprising 5 Serie A titles, 4 Coppa Italia, and 2 Supercopa Italiana.

According to Football Italia, Massimiliano Allegri was set to be axed despite achieving all targets set by Juventus this season.

Knowledge of his imminent sack had reportedly led to the brewing crisis between him and the Juventus board. And the manager finally poured out his frustrations during the Coppa Italia victory on Wednesday.

While Juventus players were celebrating the victory, Allegri refused to join the celebrations and confronted the club’s director Giuntoli, including other members of the club’s board.

Close sources also revealed he clashed with a journalist behind the scenes, shouting at the latter to stop reporting what Juventus wanted him to report.

With his opposition to the Juventus hierarchy evident after the Coppa Italia victory, it was obvious his days were numbered.

And the club have now been forced to break a 50-year-old tradition of not sacking managers before the season ends.

They confirmed in their statement they are parting ways with Allegri due to the fallout after the Coppa Italia triumph with two matches left before the season ends.

However, close sources reveal Allegri’s anger only affected the timing of his sack, not the decision which was made long before the match Coppa Italia final.

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