Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has signed a one-year contract extension with the Italian champions. The former AC Milan tactician agreed terms on a deal which will keep him with the Turin giants until June 2017.
Allegri enjoyed a successful first season at the club, guiding Juve to the domestic double – Serie A and Coppa Italia – for the first time since 1995 and also reaching the UEFA Champions League final.
A statement from Juventus read:
“Massimiliano Allegri has extended his contract by a further year.
“The 47-year-old, who led Juventus to the club’s 33rd Scudetto title, tenth Coppa Italia triumph and a Champions League final in an extraordinary first season at the helm, will now look to build on the giant strides made during his opening 12 months in Turin.”
Allegri replaced Antonio Conte at the helm last summer just six months after being sacked by Milan, and was initially not well received at the club by the fans. However, he has earned the respect of the Juve faithful after an impressive campaign that saw Juve contest their first Champions League final since 2003.
The new deal will see Allegri’s wages increase by €1m to €3.5m per season to become the second highest-paid coach in Serie A behind Inter MIlan’s Roberto Mancini, according to reports.
“Allegri is our leader and has enjoyed an extraordinary first season at the helm, taking the club to another level,” Juve president Andrea Agnelli said on the club’s official website.