Juventus wasted little time finding a replacement for Antonio Conte, naming Massimiliano Allegri as manager for the 2014-15 Serie A.
46-year-old Allegri recently spent four years at rivals AC Milan and will have a tough job on his hands as Conte led Juventus to three straight league titles. A number of players have already been linked to moves away from Juventus Stadium including Andrea Pirlo, who Allegri released from AC Milan in 2011.
Conte left Juventus on Tuesday by mutual consent, due to transfer differences with club officials after he allegedly wanted players such as Alexis Sanchez, who signed for Arsenal last week and Colombian Juan Cuadrado. However, the club wanted players such as Manchester United left back Patrice Evra and Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.
The Serie A champions have started pre-season training ahead of this season which begins in August. Juventus will travel to Australia to play the A-League All-Stars on August 10. – Chris Matthews-Darby
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