Allegri in Pirlo Out

Massimiliano Allegri has signed his contract until June 2025 as new Juventus manager, done and completed. Salary around €9m net per season. He’s back after he decided not to wait for Real Madrid – official statement in the next hours.

Andrea Pirlo led Juventus to the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana titles but they finished fourth in Serie A and secured a Champions League spot on the final day of the season; Massimiliano Allegri is set to re-join the club two years after leaving.

Allegri departed in 2019 having secured the Serie A title by an 11-point margin, his fourth top-flight triumph in a row, with the Turin club’s Champions League struggles – that saw them lose out to Ajax in the quarter-finals – seen as a primary reason for his exit.

With Juve having failed to significantly progress under either Sarri or Pirlo, they have now elected to hand the reins back to the 53-year-old, with an official announcement to follow.

It is understood that Allegri will have significantly more freedom in the transfer market than before, which is likely to have played a part in him agreeing to return.

As well as potential incomings, the Juve boss will also have to consider player exits, with the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is contracted until 2022, appearing to be uncertain.

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