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On Friday, May 17, Serie A giants Juventus announced the sacking of Massimiliano Allegri from the managerial role of the club just days after his antics during the Coppa Italia final against Atalanta, which they won 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome. In an embarrassing video from the match, the 56-year-old can be seen losing his cool at the referee after a decision didn’t go his team’s way.

The incident happened late in the second-half stoppage time when Massimiliano Allegri removed his jacket and confronted the fourth official before getting a red card for sarcastically applauding the decision. The Italian was set to miss the final two games of Juventus at the touchline in the Serie A due to a suspension received in the aftermath of his behaviour at the Coppa Italia.

Apart from the suspension, the Serie A judge had also fined him $5,400 for acting aggressively and using insulting language and gestures toward the referees.

But, just two days after the incident at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Juventus released a statement on their website to confirm that they had sacked Massimiliano Allegri from the managerial role of the club. They wrote, “Juventus announces that it has relieved Massimiliano Allegri of his role as coach of the men’s first team. The dismissal follows certain behaviours during and after the Italian Cup final which the club deemed incompatible with the values of Juventus and with the behaviour that those who represent it must adopt.”

“A period of collaboration ends, which began in 2014, restarted in 2021, and ended after the last three seasons together with the Italian Cup Final. The company wishes Massimiliano Allegri good luck in his future projects,” Juventus added.

Moreover, Juventus, who are in fourth place in Serie A, will be going into their final two league games against Bologna and Monza without any replacement for Massimiliano Allegri, as of this writing. Although Italy have received five spots in the new UEFA Champions League group-stage format, they will compete next season.

Here is the embarrassing video of Massimiliano Allegri costing him Juventus' managerial role: