Juventus to sack Pirlo and reappoint Allegri as manager

Juventus are to sack Andrea Pirlo as manager and replace him with Massimiliano Allegri. The club has acted after a disappointing season in which they finished fourth in Serie A and went out of the Champions League in the last 16.

Allegri was in charge of Juventus from 2014-19, winning five successive league titles, and has not taken a job since. He also reached the final of the Champions League twice with the club.

The 53-year-old has verbally agreed to return and will sign a contract on Thursday. Pirlo is departing after only one season. Juventus gave him his first chance at management after sacking Maurizio Sarri.

Meanwhile Internazionale are to appoint Simone Inzaghi on a two-year contract to replace Antonio Conte, who left on Wednesday after concluding his ambitions were at odds with the club’s need to make about €80m from player sales.

Inzaghi has been manager of Lazio since 2016 and won the Coppa Italia in 2019. Lazio finished sixth this season, 23 points behind Inter, the champions.

source: theguardian.com