Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri to leave Serie A champions at end of season

Juventus have already wrapped up their eighth consecutive title, and Allegri's fifth in as many years since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014.

Published: 17th May 2019 04:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2019 05:19 PM   |  A+A-

Juventus coach Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri. (Photo| AP)

By AFP

ROME: Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of this season, the club said on Friday.

"Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season," the club announced in a surprise development.

Allegri held meetings with the club's hierarchy earlier in the week during which a clear disagreement between the two parties emerged.

Juventus have already wrapped up their eighth consecutive title, and Allegri's fifth in as many years since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014.

Despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer the Bianconeri failed to make it past the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the second successive season.

They were humiliated by modest-spending Ajax in the last eight of the competition in April despite a star-studded side including Ronaldo, Argentina's Paulo Dybala and France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi.

Allegri guided Juve to two European finals losing to Barcelona in 2015 before being hammered by Real Madrid two years later.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has already signed for the Italian club on a free transfer from Arsenal for next season.

Allegri and club president Andrea Agnelli will hold a press conference on Saturday at 14:00 local time (1200 GMT).

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