Juventus Sack Max Allegri Following Coppa Italia Antics

Allegri sacked by Juventus

Juventus announced on Friday that Max Allegri will not continue as their manager next season, ending his tenure a year before his contract was set to expire.

The Old Lady still have two games left in Serie A, but Allegri was due to miss them following a two-game suspension for his behavior in the final on Wednesday.

Allegri lost his cool in stoppage time when he grew angry at a decision, ripped off his jacket and earned a red card for sarcastically applauding the referee as Juventus beat Atalanta 1-0.

Juventus said in a statement that Allegri’s behavior was not in line with their “values.”

“The firing follows certain behaviors during and after the Italian Cup final that the club deemed incompatible with the values of Juventus, and the behavior that those who represent it should have.”

Aside from the suspension, he was also fined $5,400 by the Serie A league judge.

Allegri “acted aggressively” and used insulting language and gestures toward the referees, the judge reported.

Italian media reported that Allegri was also aggressive toward journalists after the match.

The Italian football federation is looking into the events during the final.


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“We can confirm that an investigation on incident (that) happened during the Coppa Italia Final,

in which … Allegri and Tuttosport newspaper’s director Guido Vaciago were involved, is in due course amongst the FIGC’s Prosecutor Office,” FIGC said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Apart from their Italian Cup victory, Juventus have had a disappointing season.

The team is fourth in Serie A and banned from European competition due to a false accounting case.

Allegri, in his second stint at Juventus since rejoining in July 2021, was more successful in his first term, winning five straight Serie A titles from 2015 to 2019.

His only trophy since returning was the Italian Cup won this week, marking his final match with the team.

Juventus did not immediately announce a replacement for Allegri.

Speculation suggests the club may want to hire Thiago Motta from Bologna for next season, potentially contributing to the rift with Allegri.

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