Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will take a year off from football to prioritise personal life, reports Reuters. He took charge as the coach of the team in 2014 and won the Serie A title in each of his five seasons, four Coppa Italias and two Champions League runner-up finishes.
“I’m going to take a year off to recharge the batteries and take my personal life back in hand, rediscover after many years the affection of my family, children and friends,” said the 51-year-old at an event in Milan.
“I’ll use this year to recharge my batteries ahead of the next season. The last 16 years have felt like being in a spin-dryer,” he added. He was sacked by Juventus for neglecting aspects of his private life over the past 16 years.
Allegri started his managerial career in 2004 in Italy’s fourth division. He had also managed AC Milan, whom he led to the Serie A title in 2011, following which he Juventus in 2014.
As per reports, Maurizio Sarri will most probably be the replacement for Allegri. He is currently the manager of Chelsea.