Massimiliano Allegri is set to extend his contract with the Italian champions until 2018 according to recent reports from Tuttosport.
The coach’s contract which was signed in 2014, comes to an end after next season, but Juventus want to secure an extension as early was possible as he has already been linked to a move abroad during the past few months.
His spell at Juve
The former AC Milan coach arrived to Turin after Antonio Conte unexpectedly quit during the summer 2014. Initially there were a lot of doubts towards him from Juventus fans, particularly because of his poor last season during his spell at Milan, but those were quickly put to rest once his tenure started. In his first season he won the domestic double (Juventus hadn’t won the cup in twenty years) and reached the Champions League final.
This season he was being questioned early in the season after a rough start, but with 19 wins in the last 20 games Juventus is leading Serie A again and heading towards a fifth consecutive scudetto, something they only achieved in the 30’s. Not only that, they’re again in the Coppa final, looking for a historic back to back double. Despite losing several key figures such as Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tévez Allegri proved to be able to build a winning team from scratch again, something he had failed to do at Milan after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva. Still has to be said the Rossoneri have kept struggling since Allegri left, even after changing coaches on several occasions.
The New Deal
Juventus should be making the official announcement at some point this week. The new contract would be raising Allegri’s salary to €4 million per season plus bonuses based on team achievements. The club’s sporting director, Giuseppe Marotta talked about the matter saying there is "every reason to continue with the winning cycle." He went on to say the contract extension "is just a formality" and "what matters is having a common strategy with the coach." He concluded saying his relationship with Allegri is both "great" and "based on trust."
After the international break, the bianconeri return to action this weeked against Empoli in the Juventus Stadium.