Juventus ropes in Massimiliano Allegri as head coach for 2nd time
Massimiliano Allegri is one of the most successful managers for Juventus, having won five Serie A titles in his first term at Turin. He has replaced Andrea Pirlo, as the latter was let go just after a season following a shaky performance last season.
Italian giant Juventus has roped in Massimiliano Allegri as its manager for the second time. The announcement came on Friday night, hours after it announced the departure of former manager Andrea Pirlo, right after a season in charge.
Under Pirlo, Juventus struggles considerably, barely managing to finish fourth in Serie A. While the side did manage to win a couple of domestic titles under him, the lack of Serie A and UEFA Champions League success has cost Pirlo his job.
"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. We said goodbye two years ago with the message, 'History Alone', the message on the back of the shirt given to Massimiliano Allegri by President Andrea Agnelli with an embrace and a shirt, on which in just two words encapsulated Allegri's experience at Juve," said Juventus in a statement.
"The beauty of the story, however, is that it never stops. And in football, this means a concept that we have ingrained in our DNA: the best victory is the next one. Always. And now, we are ready to begin again with Allegri, to build our future together; with his enormous professionalism, his moral strength, with the brilliant ideas of a coach capable of shuffling the cards, both on and off the pitch. With his smile, a sort of 'signature'. With his way of understanding football and life with simplicity, with his desire to play things down and with the commitment to enjoy every beautiful moment that being at Juventus can give and will give," it added.
In his first spell with the Old Lady, between 2014-19, the side managed to win five consecutive Serie A titles, along with other domestic titles, besides finishing as the UCL runner-up on a couple of occasions. He had his best managerial career stint with the Bianconeri, with a win percentage of 70.48.
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