Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Juventus’ Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri gestures during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Torino on May 3, 2019, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of this season, the club said on Friday.

“Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season,” the club announced in a surprise development.

Allegri held meetings with the club’s hierarchy earlier in the week during which a clear disagreement between the two parties emerged.

Juventus have already wrapped up their eighth consecutive title, and Allegri’s fifth in as many years since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014.

Despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer the Bianconeri failed to make it past the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the second successive season.

They were humiliated by modest-spending Ajax in the last eight of the competition in April despite a star-studded side including Ronaldo, Argentina’s Pa

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