Juventus and Allegri Poised for Protracted Legal Battle

The conclusion of the relationship between Massimiliano Allegri and Juventus will spill over to the courtrooms. The coach has been informed over the weekend that the club fired him for cause for his antics during the Coppa Italia final, La Repubblica informed.

Team president Gianluca Ferrero signed the notification after a swift internal review. The manager will not go down without a fight. His pool of lawyers will appeal the decision to the labor court. In addition, they are considering suing the team for reputational damage.

Juventus, which were already headed in such a direction, fired Allegri with two matches to go, turning to Paolo Montero as a caretaker manager, because his behavior “wasn’t compatible with the team values.” They will announce Thiago Motta as their next head coach soon.

With this turn of events, the rich salary of the final year of the boss’ contract, €20M gross, is technically suspended. The procedure won’t be short and could last for over a year. It could also eventually end with a transaction between the parties.

Since Juventus axed Allegri, he’s free to take another job while the trial take its course. He has barely been linked to any opening so far, as a sabbatical is the most likely option. Saudi Arabia has been floated as a possibility. He would be Lazio’s dream target if things unraveled with Igor Tudor due to divergences on the transfer market, La Verità informs (via Tuttomercatoweb).

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