At a news conference on Saturday, Allegri said that he exchanged ideas at a meeting with the club directors and “the club decided that the coach would not be me anymore”.
Allegri had tears in his eyes as he looked at the Juventus players, who were all sat in the front rows ahead of the Bianconeri’s home game with Atalanta on Sunday.
“Lads this is not good, you make me emotional like this. No I won’t cry now, I cried enough yesterday. That was enough,” said Allegri.
“We talked, we discussed and we shared our ideas. I expressed my thoughts about Juventus’ future, for Juventus’ good, for what I think. Then the club rightfully decided that the coach would not be me next season. But this doesn’t change my relationship with president (Andrea) Agnelli, with (Juventus chief football officer) Fabio Paratici and with (Juventus vice-president) Pavel Nedved.”
Allegri has won 11 trophies with Juve since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014, and led the team to two Champions League finals.
But the club hierarchy appear frustrated by not being able to win the top European trophy under Allegri — especially after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer.
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