Allegri: ‘If I leave Juventus, it’s with a strong team’


Max Allegri hinted at a possible Juventus exit following his sides 1-0 Coppa Italia final win: ”If I leave Juventus, it’s with a strong team.’ The Bianconeri boss was pictured arguing with the fourth official as the match came to a close, and there were suggestions that he might have asked director Cristiano Giuntoli to leave him and the players to celebrate alone. Speaking with Sportmediaset (as quoted by after the game, Allegri talked about the importance of the victory, playing down any suggestion of a rift with Giuntoli:

“I am very happy for the boys, they have given joy to the club, the fans, and me.”

“If I leave… If it’s true that next year I won’t be the coach anymore, as everyone says, I will leave a Juve in the Champions League and that has won the Coppa Italia,” he continued. “It’s the right of a club to decide whether to confirm or send away a coach.”

“I am very, very happy for the boys,” he continued. “There is really a nice group, since February 5 when we lost to Inter, we have experienced three difficult months. But we have achieved all the objectives, reaching the Champions League and winning the Coppa Italia.”

On the desire for revenge: “It’s a matter of respect, behavior, and evaluations. I am very happy to be part of this club; I just have to thank them for the opportunity to win so many trophies. Tonight we must celebrate, but from tomorrow Juventus must start working again.”

On the apparent argument with Giuntoli: “It absolutely didn’t happen, I didn’t tell anyone anything. I highly respect the club and the men. I absolutely didn’t want to distance anyone; I wanted to celebrate with my guys who have had an important season even though we weren’t able to fight for the championship.”


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