Juventus coach Allegri to leave Serie A champions

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri managed AC Milan for four years before being appointed by Juventus in 2014

Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season after guiding them to five straight Italian titles, the club said on Friday.

"Massimiliano Allegri will not sit on the Juventus bench in the 2019/20 season", an official statement, as translated from Italian, reads. They reached the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017, losing to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

The likes of Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Didier Deschamps have all been linked with the Juventus job over recent months - hardly a shock considering their career achievements and, in the case of Conte and Mourinho, availability.

His final game in charge will be at Sampdoria on May 26.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the contenders to replace Allegri at the Italian giants.

Striker Alvaro Morata, on loan at Atletico Madrid, has said he does not want to return to play under Sarri at Chelsea: "I want to be here, I'm going to do everything I can to continue playing here".

After meetings with Juve chief Andrea Agnelli, the club and the coach have chose to part ways this summer, despite Allegri having a year to run on his contract. "I am satisfied working with this club". Guardiola has thrived in Spain, Germany and England, where his Premier League champions have the opportunity to complete an historic domestic treble in the FA Cup final on Saturday - having won the League Cup in February. "Like I keep saying, I am manager of Manchester City". "Whatever happens tomorrow, I go home".

Pep Guardiola has insisted he will not be leaving Manchester City to become Juventus manager this summer.

"That is how I feel today, but football changes a lot".

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