Juventus have parted ways with head coach Andrea Pirlo.
Juventus is expected to announced the return of Massimiliano Allegri within the next 24 hours according to Sky Sports Italia.
Pirlo took over from Maurizio Sarri last year and guided the team to the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana titles but failed to win the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years losing the Scudetto to Inter Milan and narrowly qualifying for the Champions League on the last day after Napoli lost a point.
A club statement read: “Thank you, Andrea.
“These are the first words that all of us need to say at the end of this special experience together. A few months ago, Andrea Pirlo, an icon of world football, began his new adventure, his first as a coach.
“To do this, first of all, it takes courage, as well as awareness of one’s own means, especially in a period marked by thousands of difficulties, with the world forced by the pandemic to reinvent its own rules day after day.
“Pirlo has just began the first steps of what will no doubt become a brilliant career as a coach. An adventure of transformation, seeking, and often managing, to bring his ideas and his experience as a champion on the pitch from the ‘other side’ of the fence.
Thank you for everything, @Pirlo_official!
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 28, 2021
“And since in football, what counts are the victories, let’s remember them; in the space of a few short months Pirlo’s Juve raised two trophies: The Italian Supercup and the Coppa Italia. And he, as a coach, brought home brilliant victories on the most prestigious of fields, from San Siro to Camp Nou.
“For all this, for the courage, the dedication, the passion with which he demonstrated every day, our thanks go to the Maestro, the Coach and to Andrea, that really comes from the heart. As well as our good luck for the future that will surely be a wonderful one.”