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Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus after five years at club

Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus after five years at club

Juventus have confirmed manager Massimiliano Allegri will stand down at the end of the 2018/19 season.

In a brief statement on the club's website, Juventus said: "Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season".

The Italian born tactician took charge of the Serie A club in 2014 and has won the league title every single season since he joined them.

The quarter-final exit against Ajax this season was a huge disappointment after signing Cristiano Ronaldo last summer for a fee reported to be 100million euros.

He joined the club after a three-and-a-half seasons with AC Milan, which began with a league title - Milan's last - and ended with him being sacked with the club in 11th place in the Serie A.

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After meetings with Juve chief Andrea Agnelli, the club and the coach have made a decision to part ways this summer, despite Allegri having a year to run on his contract. On both occasions Juve were defeated by Spanish opposition, in Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

Other names in the hat are Simeone Inzaghi of Lazio or Sinisa Mihajlovic of Bologna, but they are perhaps not quite of the proven calibre Juventus seek to replace a coach who has essentially been a guarantee of domestic dominance for half a decade. The Dutchman - who worked with Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich - would bring the attractive brand of football desired by supporters, though the club might be hesitant given the difficulty Peter Bosz had at Borussia Dortmund after leaving Amsterdam, while Bayern may also offer competition for his signature. I am satisfied working with this club, with the people here.

"How many times do I have to say?" I am not going anywhere.

There has been a lot of speculation about the future of the Manchester City boss of late, despite his current contract running up until 2021.