Italian giants, Juventus have announced that coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave at end of the season after five years in charge.
The 51-year-old Italian coach has won five Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia four times during his five years in charge of the Turin-based side, as well as finishing runners-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017.
The club released a statement to confirm the news, which read: ‘Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019-20 season.
‘The coach and the president, Andrea Agnelli, will meet the media together at tomorrow’s press conference – Saturday 18 May, at 2pm in the press conference hall of Allianz Stadium.’ Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola are among those who could replace Allegri with Mauricio Pochettino, the favourite to take over at the Allianz Stadium.
Reacting to the annoucement, Allegri told Italian TV programme Striscia La Notizia: “They were five marvelous years, five years is a lot for me,” he said.
“Six months to build a team and then leave like this? What do you mean six months? Five years to build Juventus.
“Life is like this, things come and go.”
Italian media reported that the club had made contact with the Tottenham boss last week, with the Argentine coach reportedly demanding an enormous £17million-per-year contract, according to last Saturday’s Corriere dello Sport.
ALLEGRI’S JUVENTUS TROPHY HAUL.
Serie A: x5 (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
Copa Italia: x4 (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)
Supercoppa Italiana: x2 (2015, 2016)