Allegri Returns to Coach Juventus, Succeeding Pirlo
Allegri returns to coach Juventus as the club officially announced. Earlier on Friday, the young Italian coach, Andrea Pirlo, left his position as a coach of La Vecchia Signora.
The Bianconeri announced the dismissal of Pirlo after only one season as the coach of the first team.
La Vecchia Signora’s first team had qualified for the Champions League next season. However, they narrowly reached fourth place in the Italian league, Serie A.
Juventus managed to win 4-1 against Bologna, in the last round of the Italian League.
Andrea Pirlo’s team waited to receive a gift from Verona or Atalanta by beating Napoli or Milan to snatch the nomination ticket.
Thus, the gift came from the Diego Maradona stadium, which witnessed a disappointing 1-1 draw between Napoli and Hellas Verona.
And Pirlo succeeded in leading the team to achieve the Italian Cup and the Italian Super. However, he failed to retain the league title that Inter Milan won this season.
Officially: Allegri Returns to Coach Juventus
Juventus revealed the return of Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri, to take over as coach of the team, starting from the new season 2021/2022.
Juventus released a statement on its official website announcing that Allegri returns to coach Juventus again, without revealing the details of the contract concluded between them.
According to Football Italia, the term of the new contract for Allegri is 4 seasons. And he will receive an annual salary of 9 million euros, more than what he received in the old contract.
In fact, Allegri won many titles with Juventus in his first term, which caught the attention of many clubs.
Allegri has won the Serie A title 5 times. Moreover, he won the Italian Cup 4 times, and the Italian Super Cup twice.
Also, the 53-year-old coach led Juve to reach the Champions League final twice, in 2015 and 2017, but lost both.
Pirlo is close to coaching Sassuolo
Sassuolo made an offer to Andrea Pirlo according to Italian press reports on Thursday.
Sassuolo aims to assign the coaching mission to Pirlo, for two seasons, beginning from next season.
According to Football Italia, Pirlo received an offer to coach Sassuolo for two seasons.
The former coach of Sassuolo, Roberto De Zerbe, has already moved to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Sassuolo sporting director Giovanni Carnevale said, “Pirlo is a young and talented coach. But we are evaluating other options available to us.”
He added, “I think we will take some decisions in the next few days.”