After his rampage in the Italian Cup, Juventus fires coach Allegri


Juventus decided to part ways with Massimiliano Allegri on Friday following an incident of intense frustration during his team’s recent Italian Cup victory.

Juve stated that they had terminated Allegri’s contract due to his conduct during and after the Italian Cup final, which the club found to be inconsistent with its values.

The Serie A club claimed their 15th Italian Cup on Wednesday night, however, Allegri’s behavior was far from commendable. In the final minutes, he was sent off after a furious outburst directed at the match officials. Furthermore, he dismissively waved away sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli during the post-match celebrations.

Additionally, there are allegations that he physically confronted and made threats toward the chief editor of the newspaper Tuttosport before the post-match press conference.

Juve had been the subject of ongoing speculation regarding Allegri’s replacement, with Bologna coach Thiago Motta being a popular candidate. However, they were compelled to make their decision public with only two matches left in the season.

Juventus currently holds the fourth position in Serie A, having accumulated only 15 points in their last 15 league matches. They are set to face Bologna on Monday night, as both teams are tied on 67 points and have already secured qualification for the upcoming revamped Champions League.

The Turin giants did not clarify whether they had terminated Allegri’s contract with valid reasons. This decision could potentially exempt the club from paying Allegri the remaining year of his contract, valued at approximately seven million euros before bonuses.

An investigation has been initiated by the disciplinary tribunal of the Italian Football Federation regarding Allegri. He was recently handed a two-match ban in the cup due to a straight red card, but there is a possibility of additional penalties.