Massimiliano Allegri may return to his former club Juventus to replace manager Andrea Pirlo, after his singular, disappointing season. In other words, Juventus will sack Pirlo and rehire Allegri to replace him as their manager.
Goal confirmed that Massimiliano Allegri is going to replace Andrea Pirlo as manager of Juventus.
The Guardian also published the news, and Fabrizio Romano, a celebrated Italian journalist even retweeted their Twitter post sharing it.
Juventus Will Sack Pirlo and Rehire Allegri
Allegri was in charge of Juventus from 2014-19, winning five successive league titles with them. He also reached the final of the Champions League twice with the club.
Because has not taken a coaching job since Juventus fired him, they are actually still paying his salary.
Indeed, they will pay over €40 million for sacking their coaches (Allegri, Maurizio Sarri, and now Andrea Pirlo) so often.
Now, all that may change, because the 53-year-old has verbally agreed to return and will sign a contract on Thursday.
More specifically, discussions between Juve chairman Andrea Agnelli and Max Allegri have reached a positive conclusion.
Pirlo Out, Allegri Back In
Juventus have taken this decision after a disappointing season under Andrea Pirlo’s leadership.
In the 2020-21 campaign, Juve finished fourth in Serie A. worse, they went out of the Champions League in the last-16.
Now, Pirlo is preparing to leave his position as head coach following a disappointing 2020-21 campaign. Allegri will thus replace Pirlo, a former player of his whom he coached at AC Milan and who left it because of Allegri, too.
We’re certainly not saying that Pirlo is in the wrong here. This was his first coaching experience, and as a young manager, he should’ve gotten more time to build his team.