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Official: Juve Announce Allegri As New Coach

Italian giants Juventus have announced that Massimiliano Allegri has replaced Andrea Pirlo after the latter was sacked on Friday.

The 53-year-old returns to the Italian giants for a second time, two years after leaving the Bianconeri in 2019.

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“Massimiliano Allegri is the Juventus manager once more,” reads a statement on the clubs website.

“Allegri finds a bench that he knows very well, a club that he loves and that loves him back, as today a new journey begins together, towards new goals.

“What he achieved in his first adventure at Juventus are engraved in the club’s history: five Scudetti, to the four-consecutive doubles, coupled with the Coppa Italia and to the two Super Cups, reaching two Champions League finals in just three seasons, in what were epic feats both in Italy and in Europe.”

Allegri has been in charge of the Serie A giants between 2014 and 2019, lifting 11 titles, including five successive Scudettos.

He was in charge of 271 games during his first stint with Juve, collecting 191 wins and 2.27 points per game on average.

It remains to be seen what Allegri’s expected appointment will mean for the future of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has one more year left on his contract but has been rumoured with a move away from Turin.

Pirlo, meanwhile, departed Juventus after leading the club to two titles in 2020/21, namely the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.

He also ensured qualification for the next season’s UEFA Champions League on the final day of the campaign but it was the first season in nine years that Juve did not win Serie A.

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