Italian football giant Juventus have confirmed that head coach Max Allegri is leaving the club this summer.
The Italian has won five successive Serie A titles – completing the domestic double on four occasions – since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014.
He also led the Bianconeri to the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017.
But, despite having one year left on his contract at the Allianz Stadium, Allegri will exit Turin this summer.
A short statement on Friday morning declared:
“Massimiliano Allegri will not sit on the bench of Juventus in the next season 2019/2020.
“The coach and the President, Andrea Agnelli, will meet the media together at the press conference, which will be held tomorrow, Saturday 18 May, at 2pm in the conference hall of the Allianz Stadium.“
The announcement comes ahead of Sunday’s final home game, against Champions League-chasing Atalanta. They also face Sampdoria next week to wrap up the Serie A campaign.
The decision comes after three days of meetings between Allegri, Agnelli, sporting director Fabio Paratici and vice president Pavel Nedved, over how the club moves forward this summer.
Claims in Friday morning’s Corriere dello Sport stated that Allegri had grown unhappy with the latter pair, citing that the duo have wanted to make a change in the dugout and have been searching for a replacement for much of the last month.
Nedved had fuelled the fire earlier this week with a less than committed response to questions on Allegri’s future, stating simply “we’ll see”.
Former boss Conte, who has been tipped to take charge at Inter Milan this summer, has been linked with a return to the Allianz Stadium.
Jose Mourinho’s name has also been mooted, but he is disliked by fans due to his past at Inter, and there are also questions over his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.