Juventus appoint Massimiliano Allegriby Jack Kitson / 16 July 2014, 11:58Tweet
Juventus has wasted no time in replacing Antonio Conte after naming Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager. The former AC Milan boss has signed a two-year deal with the defending Serie A champions who have won the Scudetto for the past three years under Conte, before he surprisingly quit on Tuesday.
The Juventus appointment marks a return to the dugout for Allegri who had been out of work since January, when he was sacked by Milan after just over three-and-a-half years, following a torrid run of form. Allegri’s reign at the Rossoneri may have ended in disaster, but he did win the Serie A and the Supercoppa Italiana during his time in charge.
Allegri will be tasked with leading the Italian giants to a fourth consecutive league title, and he will be expected to make an impact in Europe too. The Old Lady can currently be backed at just 11/10 with Sky Bet to win the league, while they are a 25/1 long shot to win the Champions League for the first time since 1996. Meanwhile the 46-year-old’s immediate concern will be keeping hold of star players Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba, who are being hotly linked with moves away from Turin.