Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri to Leave Team at End of Season

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri in April. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10197034ck)

After 5 years at the helm of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri’s time has come to an end.

The Italian club announced on Friday that this season will be his last at the head of the Italian giants.

Allegri has been Juventus’ head coach since 2014 when he took over for Antonio Conte. His list of accomplishments with the Turin club has been impressive during the past five seasons.

Juventus has won Italy’s domestic league, Serie A, each season of Allegri’s tenure. The former midfielder also managed to win 4 Coppa Italians during those five seasons as well as two Italian Supercups.

The only hump that Allegri was unable to get over was the Champions League crown. Many expected Juve to be the favorites this season after signing Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, but they bowed out in the quarter-finals to Ajax.

Juventus reached the Champions League final twice during Allegri’s tenure, falling to Barcelona in 2015 and Real Madrid in 2017.

Nonetheless, this year’s Champions League disappointment appears to have been the final straw, and Juventus will look for a new coach to help lead them to soccer’s biggest trophy.

The decision will be made official in a press conference on Saturday.