Alegri out as Juventus coach, Van Persie now Dutch club manager

Massimiliano Allegri has been sacked as Juventus manager.

His removal came two days after he led the side to the Italian Cup.

The Turin side beat Atalanta 1-0 in Rome, but Allegri was sent off late on for ranting at match officials and waving away sporting director during the celebrations.

The Italian Football Federation’s disciplinary tribunal has launched an investigation into Allegri.

And on Friday, Juventus confirmed he was no longer their boss.

Even before his antics at the Stadio Olimpico, the 56-year-old had been expected to lose his job and be replaced by Bologna coach Thiago Motta, according to BBC.

But now he will not be there for the final two Serie A games against Bologna and Monza.

Allegri was in charge of Juventus from 2014 until 2019, winning the title in each of his five seasons, as well as four Italian Cups and reaching the Champions League final twice.

He left by mutual consent at the end of the 2018-19 season – and did not work again for two years, until he was re-appointed as Juventus manager at the start of 2021-22.

However his second spell failed to live up to the first and Wednesday’s Italian Cup was their only silverware in that time.

They finished fourth and seventh in his two full seasons – and currently sit fourth.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been appointed head coach of Dutch top-flight side Heerenveen.

The Netherlands’ record men’s goalscorer, 40, has signed a two-year deal and will begin his first managerial role in the summer.

Since retiring as a player in 2019, he has worked as assistant coach at Feyenoord and been in charge of the club’s under-18 and under-19 sides.