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Juventus sack Massimiliano Allegri after cup last antics

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Massimiliano Allegri has been sacked by Juventus, the membership introduced Friday, two days after they beat Atalanta within the Coppa Italia last.

Juventus have two video games left in Serie A, however Allegri was attributable to miss them following a two-game suspension for his conduct within the last on Wednesday.

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Allegri misplaced his cool in stoppage time when he grew indignant at a call, ripped off his jacket and earned a crimson card for sarcastically applauding the referee as Juventus beat Atalanta 1-0.

Juventus mentioned in an announcement that Allegri’s conduct was not according to their “values.”

“The firing follows sure behaviors throughout and after the Italian Cup last that the membership deemed incompatible with the values of Juventus, and the conduct that those that symbolize it ought to have,” the membership mentioned.

Except for the suspension, he was additionally fined $5,400 by the Serie A league choose. Allegri “acted aggressively” and used insulting language and gestures towards the referees, the choose reported.

Italian media reported that Allegri was additionally aggressive towards journalists after the match.

The Italian soccer federation is wanting into the occasions in the course of the last.

“We will affirm that an investigation on incident (that) occurred in the course of the Coppa Italia Remaining, during which … Allegri and Tuttosport newspaper’s director Guido Vaciago had been concerned, is sooner or later amongst the FIGC’s Prosecutor Workplace,” FIGC mentioned in an announcement despatched to Reuters.

Away from the Italian Cup, Juventus have had a disappointing season. The facet are fourth in Serie A and have been banned from European competitors attributable to a false accounting case.

Allegri was in his second stint at Juventus, having rejoined the membership in July 2021. He was extra profitable in his first time period on the Bianconeri, profitable 5 straight Serie A titles from 2015 to ’19. His solely trophy since returning was the Italian Cup gained this week, which has develop into his last match with the group.

Juventus didn’t instantly announce a alternative for Allegri. There was hypothesis that the membership desires to rent Thiago Motta from Bologna for subsequent season, which can have led to a rift between Allegri and the membership.

Data from The Related Press and Reuters contributed to this report.