Juventus sacks coach Massimiliano Allegri after Italian Cup antics

The manager's second stint in charge of the Bianconeri came to a sudden end
Massimiliano Allegri with the Coppa Italia trophy won a few days ago
Massimiliano Allegri with the Coppa Italia trophy won a few days ago / Image Photo Agency/GettyImages

Juventus have sacked coach Massimiliano Allegri with two games remaining in the Serie A season, citing his behavior during the Coppa Italia final this week

"Juventus announces that it has relieved Massimiliano Allegri of his role as coach of the men's first team.

"The dismissal follows certain behavior during and after the Italian Cup final which the club has deemed incompatible with the values ​​of Juventus and with the behavior that those who represent it must adopt.

"A period of collaboration ends, which began in 2014, resumed in 2021 and ended after the last three seasons together with the Italian Cup Final.

T"he club wishes Massimiliano Allegri good luck in his future projects."

Despite the recent Italian Cup victory over Atalanta, the Turin-based club has decided to terminate the relationship with its coach, rescinding his contract.

As can be deduced from the press release, this decision was influenced by Allegri's conduct during the final minutes of the match against Atalanta and after the match. The conduct included stripping off his jacket and angrily confronting the fourth official and then waving off Juventus' sporting director during the post-game celebration.

The Livorno native was also sanctioned by the Serie A disciploinary judge for his actions. Allegri was fined 5,000 euros and disqualified from two Cup matches "because, in the 50th minute of the second half, he approached the Fourth Official with an aggressive attitude and expressed blatant and critical dissent to contest the field referee's decision. Upon notification of his ejection, he continued in this attitude, addressing insulting comments about the match officials which were detected by the Fourth Official before he abandoned the playing area. He also made mocking gestures towards the match director."


Juventus will termporarily entrust coaching duties to the Uruguayan Paolo Montero, current coach of the spring team as well as former defender of the Bianconeri between the 90s and 2000. "La Vecchia Signora" plays at Bologna and hosts Monza in its final two games.