Allegri and Juventus in surprise split at end of season
ROME, MAY 17: Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season after guiding them to five straight Italian titles, the club said on Friday.
"Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season," the club announced in a surprise development.
Allegri, 55, held meetings with the club's hierarchy earlier in the week during which a clear disagreement between the two parties emerged.
He had rejected reports saying he was about to be dismissed last Saturday adding he had already been making plans for the side's future for the past six months.
Juventus have already wrapped up their record eighth consecutive title, and Allegri's fifth in as many years and he lifted the Coppa Italia on four occasions since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014.
The club's former midfielder Conte along with France boss and ex-defender and boss Didier Deschamps, Champions League finalist Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham and Lazio's Simone Inzaghi have been linked with taking over from Allegri in the Italian press in recent weeks. -AFP