Massimiliano Allegri reveals Juventus decided he would leave this summer
"We talked, expressed our ideas on what was best for Juventus and the future of Juventus. After that, the club evaluated it and decided it was best that I wouldn't be the coach next season"
Last Updated: 18/05/19 6:43pm
Massimiliano Allegri says Juventus decided he would not coach the Serie A champions next season.
The former AC Milan coach has enjoyed great success in Turin, leading Juve to five consecutive Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia wins and two Champions League runner-up finishes.
But Allegri will depart at the end of the current campaign, although the 51-year-old insists he leaves Juventus on good terms
"I leave a winning group that has the potential to repeat its success in Italy and have another great Champions League campaign," an emotional Allegri told a news conference on the eve of the team's final home match of the season against Atalanta on Sunday.
"Unfortunately, some situations meant we couldn't go all the way this season. We talked, expressed our ideas on what was best for Juventus and the future of Juventus.
"After that, the club evaluated it and decided it was best that I wouldn't be the coach next season.
"The rapport with President Agnelli, directors [Pavel] Nedved and [Fabio] Paratici remains excellent. We've all grown together and the right moment has come to leave on the best terms.
He added: "Some things were written that were not correct, suggesting I asked for a long contract, for a squad revolution and different players, but we never got to that. We simply realised it was best not to continue together."
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli sat alongside Allegri at Saturday's press conference but would not comment on the club's next head coach, with both former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino recently linked with the job.
"We must be able to make the right decision and make them in the right moment. Only the future will tell us if these decisions are the right ones," said the Juventus president.
"When this team comes together in July, it will begin with the objective of winning, both in Italy and in Europe."
Italian football expert Adam Rigby told Sky Sports News on Friday that Allegri could end up managing in the Premier League but the 51-year-old does not intend to make a quick decision about his future.
"Maybe I need a little rest too, but perhaps after July 15 I might inevitably feel the desire to get back to work and I will evaluate the situations that are proposed," he said.
"Otherwise, I will have a year to dedicate myself to my family and my friends. We will see."