Juventus announce Pirlo replacement

Serie A

Just hours after parting ways with Andrea Pirlo, Juventus have announced that Massimiliano Allegri has been reappointed as the club's new manager.

Allegri, who held the reins at Juventus between 2014 and 2019, has returned to the top job at the club after the Bianconeri parted ways with Pirlo on Friday.

"Massimiliano Allegri is the Juventus manager once more," the club said in an official statement. "Allegri finds a bench that he knows very well, a club that he loves and that loves him back, as today a new journey begins together, towards new goals.

"What he achieved in his first adventure at Juventus are engraved in the club's history: five Scudetti, to the four consecutive doubles, coupled with the Coppa Italia and to the two Super Cups, reaching two Champions League finals in just three seasons, in what were epic feats both in Italy and in Europe."

The 53-year-old will return to the club with the goal of reclaiming the Serie A title next season, after Juventus were dethroned by rivals Inter Milan for the first time in nearly a decade under his predecessor's tenure.

Allegri's reappointment also puts an end to speculation linking Zinedine Zidane with the post at Juventus, with the French manager having recently stepped down from his role at Real Madrid.

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