Massimiliano Allegri to Leave Juventus at the End of the Season

Massimiliano Allegri. Photo by BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9451242am)

Juventus will be on the market for a new manager next season. The Seria A giants announced on Friday that their current manager Massimiliano Allegri is leaving the club following the end of the current season.

“Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season,” – Juve said in a statement posted on the club’s official website.

This comes after a series of meetings between Allegri and the club in the past several days. The two sides weighted potential options for the future and ended up agreeing to part ways. The 51-year-old manager will have his last match as Juventus’ manager on May 26th against Sampdoria.

Massimiliano Allegri joined Juventus in 2014, after previously serving as manager of A.C. Milan. Due to the rivalry between the two teams, Juve supporters weren’t happy with Allegri’s hiring, but he managed to easily shift the narrative by leading the club to five straight Seria A titles. He also won four straight Italian Cups during his tenure and led Juventus to two UEFA Champions League appearances.

Several teams have been mentioned as Allegri’s successor at Juventus, including Chelsea’s boss Maurizio Sarri, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, and Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi. The name Antonio Conte, who previously served with the club between 2011 and 2014, is also mentioned as one of the candidates for the job.