Allegri will not coach Juventus next season, club announces

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri has won Serie A title in each of his five seasons in charge of Juventus Credit

Juventus have confirmed that coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave the club at the end of the currrent season having failed to land the Champions League.

Allegri lifted 11 trophies in five seasons with the Bianconeri, and finished twice as runners-up in the UEFA Champions League. After five straight Serie A titles and two UEFA Champions League final appearances, Allegri could have his pick of jobs, but Marcotti explains why taking a break from management might be the best thing for him.

Massimiliano Allegri will not continue as Juventus coach next season after they were knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Former Juventus player and coach Antonio Conte is among the early favourites to replace Allegri. He was an unpopular choice among Juve fans at the time, given his past at AC Milan, whom he had led to the Serie A title in 2011 before being sacked midway through the 2013-14 campaign.

But going down to Ajax will be Allegri's last act in Europe for Juve, with the outcome of his meeting with president Andrea Agnelli this week being that the coach will look for a new challenge.

Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move to Serie A and as the Spaniard stands on the cusp of an historic domestic treble he has little need to leave Manchester City, where he enjoys the full backing of the club. I am going to stay, if they want, two more seasons here.

"How many times do I have to say I am not going to Juventus or Turin", Guardiola said. "I am satisfied working with this club". "Like I keep saying, I am manager of Manchester City".

"I like his game and I like his way of playing football until the death".

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