Allegri will replace Pirlo in few days as a main coach of Juventus
Massimiliano Allegri is about to replace Andrea Pirlo as Juve manager.
For whom was the agreement reached?
An agreement was reached for Massimiliano to return to Turin with the 53-year-old who departed from the club in 2019 to make way for Maurizio Sarri. Discussions between Juventus chairman Massimiliano Allegri and Agnelli reached a positive conclusion with the recruitment of Andrea Pirlo to leave his position as head coach after the disappointing 2020-21 campaign. Juve moved to replace Andrea Pirlo as their head coach after a dismal 2020-21 season that saw the club displaced as Serie A champions and struggling to make significant gains in the Champions League. Bianconeri finished fourth in the table, only securing the Champions League qualification in their final game, while they were surprisingly knocked out of Europe’s main competition Porto in the last 16 stages.
Andrea Pirlo did manage to lead Juventus to success in both Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia soccer, but that wasn’t enough to keep him going. Instead, the Juventus hierarchy, led by chairman Agneli, decided to bring former coach Massimiliano back after a two-year absence. Massimiliano departed in 2019 securing the Serie A title by an 11-point margin, his fourth first-class triumph in a row, with the Turin club fighting the Champions League, which saw them lose to Ajax in the quarterfinals, seen as the main reason for his exit. With Juventus failing to make significant progress under either Maurizio or Andrea Pirlo, they have now chosen to return the reins to the 53-year-old with an official announcement to follow.
Will Allegri sign?
Massimiliano will likely sign a three-year contract with Juventus and was also considered by both Real Madrid and Inter, with the latter seeing Antonio Conte leave on 26 May. Massimiliano was the preferred option to replace Zidane with Bernabeu, with the Frenchman now leaving his position as head of the Spanish club. The former AC Milan head coach enjoyed immense success during his five-year term at the helm of Juventus and his goal will now be to put Serie A right back on Turin, as well as a continued quest to end the 25-year wait for Champions League glory.