Max Allegri is back at Juventus, and he’s going to be looked at the rebuild the club in his image and try to recapture some of the magic he delivered during his first run at the club that had nothing but Serie A titles come along with it.
Juventus officially announced the return of the 56-year-old Allegri on Friday, ending a wild 24-hour period that has seen him linked with multiple jobs and, seemingly out of nowhere and to the surprise of many, decide on a return to the club he left in 2019. Allegri replaces Andrea Pirlo, was relieved of his duties earlier in the day after a roller coaster ride of a 2020-21 season in charge of the now-former Serie A champions. Allegri has agreed to a four-year contract worth €9 million a season with Juventus and is expected to immediately be one of the highest-paid coaches in the game following his two-year hiatus.
There is also the added kicker on top of the nice new contract and big annual salary: Allegri, after parting ways with Juventus two years ago, will now have more control over how the roster is constructed. That means, in short, Allegri is a much more powerful man than he was the first time around as Juventus manager.