JUVENTUS are set to sack Andrea Pirlo as manager and reappoint Max Allegri after their horror season.
Pirlo, who played for the Italian giants from 2011–2015, returned to the club as boss last summer in place of Maurizio Sarri.Juventus are set to sack Andrea Pirlo as manager[/caption] Juventus are set to reappoint Max Allegri[/caption]
But the former midfielder suffered a disastrous first season in full management as Juve failed to win Serie A for the first time in ten years.
And they only narrowly qualified for the Champions League on the final day of the season.
As a result, the board, according to Sky Sport Italia, have decided to fire Pirlo after only 12 months in charge.
And his replacement will be ex-boss Allegri, who has been out of management since 2019 when he left Turin.
He initially departed off the back of five straight league titles for a sabbatical, with Sarri taking over then winning Serie A.
Allegri was in talks to take over at Real Madrid, but ultimately snubbed the Spaniards in favour of a return to Juve.
It is believed he grew tired of waiting for Bernabeu bosses to confirm the departure of Zinedine Zidane.
In the end, Zizou did leave the club after failing to win LaLiga, bringing an end to his second reign in Madrid.
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Allegri’s decision is said to have surprised Real bosses, who are now seeking alternatives to take over.
The Italian was also a target for Inter Milan, after Antonio Conte left the club despite guiding them to a first league title in 11 seasons.
Conte left the club after it was made clear over £80million would needed to be recouped in the upcoming transfer window amid financial losses during the coronavirus pandemic.
But Juve have won the race to acquire Allegri, who will now sign a three-year deal, with the option of a fourth, on a salary around £7.7m a year.
He comes back to the club in dire straits, as fans protested their awful season at the club’s training base.