Juventus to replace Andrea Pirlo with Massimiliano Allegri

Published:1 June 2021

Manchester City

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Juventus is set to fire Andrea Pirlo today. The Turin club and Massimiliano Allegri have reached an agreement, and the Italian will return to the Allianz Stadium.

The Serie A club did make the Champions League the following season, but the management was dissatisfied with the former midfielder in charge.

Real Madrid was set to appoint Max Allegri as their new coach, but the deal fell through. Los Blancos were waiting for Zinedine Zidane's official communication, which allowed Juventus to swoop in and reclaim the Italian manager.

Despite having a poor season at Juventus, Andrea Pirlo felt confident in his decision to stay. Last summer, he took over from Maurizio Sarri and had a plan.

However, this season, he only managed to win the Coppa Italia and finished fourth in Serie A. The management was dissatisfied, and he was fired as a result.

When asked earlier this month if he would stay at the club beyond this season, Pirlo said he wasn't sure. However, after winning the Coppa Italia and securing a Champions League berth, there was a noticeable shift in tone, and it appeared that the Italian would be staying.

Andrea Pirlo sounded confident in his ability to lead Juventus for another season when speaking to the media after the season's final game.

Zinedine Zidane was expected to be Andrea Pirlo's replacement at Juventus, but that does not appear to be the case.