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Juventus sack Allegri despite Coppa Italia triumph

Massimiliano Allegri has been sacked as Juventus' head coach days after winning the Coppa Italia.

Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus have fired head coach Massimiliano Allegri two days after he led the Old Lady to Coppa Italia triumph.

The Serie A side beat Atalanta 1-0 to win a record-extending 15th title, but the head coach was sent off in the closing stages of the match.

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His conduct has seen the Italian lose his job with two games left to play in the league, although it was expected he would be replaced in the summer anyway.

The Italian Football Federation’s disciplinary tribunal has launched an investigation into Allegri and the club released a statement confirming his dismissal.

It read: “The dismissal follows certain behaviors during and after the Italian Cup final which the club deemed incompatible with the values ​​of Juventus and with the behavior that those who represent it must adopt.

“The company wishes Massimiliano Allegri good luck in his future projects.”

Allegri knew his time was up after the final in midweek and he spoke on his future in the post-match press conference.

He said: “If I am no longer the Juventus coach next year, I will leave a strong team. The club will make its evaluations.”

Juventus still have to play Bologna before they round their campaign off against Monza.

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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