Juventus president on Allegri exit
Juventus president on Allegri exit
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Juventus president on Allegri exit

The decision to replace Massimiliano Allegri was “the most difficult of my time” says Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.

The Italian giants confirmed on Friday that Allegri will be leaving the club at the end of the current summer. The Italian led Juve to five title league titles in five years and in his press conference on Saturday he said he was happy to leave the club in a position to win the Champions League.

"This has been a decision of a lot of focus and emotions. At the end of several reflections and analysis, we identified that this was the best decision to make,” said Agnelli.

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"We are all useful but no-one is dispensable, starting from me. It is the history of the club that it is bigger than any single individual,” he added.

The 51-year-old was presented with a souvenir shirt featuring the number five to commemorate his titles and the news conference ended with a standing ovation. Allegri who had one year remaining on the contract he signed in 2017, his final game in charge will be at Sampdoria on 26 May.

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