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Juventus part ways with Allegri after his bloody attacks in the Italian Cup final

Funny way to celebrate its 15th Italian Cup: Juventus Turin has fired Massimiliano Allegri on Friday, two days after the "Coppa Italia" marked by the bloody attacks of the Italian coach who attacked the referees, & a manager of Juve and the director of a sports daily.

“Juventus announces that it has relieved first team coach Massimiliano Allegri of his duties”, the most successful club in Italian football said in a press release.

“This decision follows certain behaviors observed during and after the Italian Cup final which the club does not consider to be compatible with its values ​​and with the behavior that those who represent the club must have “, the text continues.

While the Italian press had been announcing his next dismissal for several weeks, Allegri, 56, completely lost control in the last moments of a final that his team, attractive as rarely in 2024, dominated to win 1-0 against Atalanta.

Unhappy with an arbitration decision, he first took off his suit jacket and threw it on the ground, before shouting his anger at the fourth referee.

The referee, warned by his assistant, excluded him, which caused a new spectacular outburst of anger: he ironically applauded the decision of the referee, railed once again against the 4th referee, before throwing his jacket and tie to the ground.

– Twelve trophies –

Returning to the field to celebrate the title with his players, he then directed his anger, undoubtedly pent up for weeks, towards the sporting director of Juve, Cristiano Guintoli, gesticulating in his direction, as if to keep him away from the celebrations.

Juventus part ways with Allegri after his bloody attacks in the Italian Cup final

Massimiliano Allegri after his exclusion in added time from the Italian Cup final on May 15, 2024 in Rome © AFP – Filippo MONTEFORTE

Finally, on the way to the post-match press conference, he insulted the director of the sports daily Tuttosport and threatened to hit him, according to the account given by Guido Vaciago in the columns of his newspaper.

The last images of Allegri, Juve coach, will therefore remain those of a man in shirt sleeves, fuming with anger and frustration, images that will burn the reputation of the one who can be considered as one of the best coaches in the history of the Piedmontese club.

The Italian technician, who on Wednesday evening became the most titled in the Italian Cup with five victories, has offered no less than twelve trophies to the most successful club in Italian football, in two spells between 2014 and 2019, then between 2021 and 2024.

With players like Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Paul Pogba, Allegri won five consecutive Italian championship titles and four editions of the Italian Cup in his first experience at the helm of the Bianconeri.

– Three years of famine –

And above all, he made Juve a feared club again in Europe, which his predecessor Antonio Conte did not 'had not managed to do. His team competed in, and lost, two Champions League finals, in 2015 against Lionel Messi's FC Barcelona and in 2017 against Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid.

After two disappointing seasons under the leadership of Maurizio Sarri, then Andrea Pirlo, he was called back to the helm of the “Old Lady”.

But Juve has changed a lot: the squad has lost quality, the club controlled by the Agnelli family is in serious financial difficulties and its 2022-23 season was dominated by several scandals which caused it to be heavily sanctioned, excluded from European competitions.

With a younger squad, Allegri partially achieved the objective assigned to him this season.

Juve ended three years without a trophy by winning the “Coppa Italia”. Next season, she will return to the Champions League and will compete in the very profitable Italian Super Cup and Club World Cup.

But she lost her footing in the championship: so that they were the only team to keep pace with Inter during the first leg, they have only won two of their last fifteen matches.

L French international Adrien Rabiot paid tribute to his coach: “You will be remembered as one of the most successful Juve coaches, you deserved another farewell, thank you for everything Mister”, he said. he writes on Instagram.

The former president of Juve Andrea Agnelli, excluded from Italian football after an accounting scandal, also praised the work accomplished by Allegri: ” Thank you Max, thank you to you who embodied Juventus with every cell in your body.”

The leaders of Juve have been coveting the former Italian international for several weeks Brazilian Thiago Motta who worked miracles in Bologna (3rd).

For their next match on Monday, Juve goes precisely to Bologna, without Allegri and with the coach of the reserve team, Paolo Montero on the bench, waiting for Motta…

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116