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Reports: Max Allegri is returning to Juventus

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Well, well, well!!!

Massimiliano Allegri, head coach of Juventus FC, celebrate... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

Juventus is set to hire a new manager. He just so happens to be their most success former manager. Although “former” is set to become “next” manager again.

That’s just what happens when you bring back somebody like Max Allegri.

Yep, it’s happening.

At least that’s what pretty much all of the most reliable journalists in Italy are saying Thursday morning. As first reported by Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano and then quickly confirmed by Goal Italia’s Romeo Agresti, Allegri is heading back to Juventus after two years away from the club. According to Romano, Andrea Pirlo “will be sacked in the next hours” and Allegri will re-join the club following a two-year managerial hiatus where he cashed some checks and went on to look extremely well rested.

Juventus, despite a roster completely in flux, has just beat out Real Madrid for a manager that both clubs seriously wanted to hired as their next manager.

This is not a drill. The guy who led Juventus to two Champions League finals in the span of three years is coming back to Allianz Stadium in hopes of building a new cycle of success that resembled the last time he was in charge at the club.

It has been a two- or three-day period where there has been a lot of conjecture about just which job Allegri would end up going for. With Zinedine Zidane expected to leave Real Madrid any day now, some folks expected that Allegri would be heading to Spain for the first time in his career. Others were reporting that he still remained the favorite to take over the Juventus job even though the club had previously expressed their desire to keep Pirlo over the course of the final weeks of the 2020-21 season.

Instead, Allegri proved to reject Real Madrid’s advances (again) and is now all set to come back to the club where he won five straight Serie A titles and proved to be one of the most successful managers Juventus has ever seen roam their sidelines.

We all knew this summer was going to be one hell of a roller coaster. It’s not even June yet and we’ve had big-time moves happen within the span of 24 hours. Man, June is looking like it will be absolutely insane.