Juventus officially announced the appointment of Massimiliano Allegri as new coach on Friday. He replaces Andrea Pirlo and returns two years after his departure and a first milestone.
Juventus broke new ground in terms of the announcement on their Twitter account. The club published published the contours of the US state of Minnesota, which Turin supporters interpreted as the white smoke announced in recent hours. That of the appointment of Massimiliano Allegri as coach of the Old Lady. Juve therefore formalized the news by choosing a reference to the name of the horse (Minnesota, therefore) on which Allegri relied when he was young, with his grandfather.
He had told an anecdote about the famous horse at a press conference in 2018. “I used to go horse racing with my grandfather, even at the age of five. One day the bookmaker told me. : ‘It will be easier for you to train Juve than to see Minnesota win this race. Minnesota had won the race and I am now Juventus coach! “
It becomes again this Friday as a replacement Andrea Pirlo, dismissed from his functions a few moments earlier. Before being written in black and white, his return was the subject of a long teasing from Juve on Twitter with also the publication of a photo of his jacket thrown to the ground during a match against Carpi in 2015 .
Five consecutive titles, two Champions League finals
Allegri – preferred to Zidane, expected – returns two years after leaving the club after a first stint (2014-2019) still in the memories of the tifosi. Under him, the Bianconeri had extended their undisputed reign over Serie A with five consecutive titles. They had above all reached two Champions League finals, which ended in defeats against FC Barcelona (3-1 in 2015) and Juventus (4-1 in 2017).
His last season (2018-2019) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s first at Juventus – ended with a painful elimination in the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax Amsterdam. Since then, the club have failed twice in a row in the round of 16 of the event, Juve’s big goal in their dreams of greatness and the Super League. It will obviously be that of Allegri who, after two sabbaticals and rumors sending him to the biggest European clubs (Real lately), returns with great expectations.