Allegri close to replacing Conte at Juventus

The former AC Milan boss has agreed to take over at the Bianconeri, with a two-year deal set to be offered pending final approval from Juventus president Andrea Agnelli
By Romeo Agresti

Massimiliano Allegri is set to be announced as the new Juventus manager following the sudden departure of Antonio Conte on Tuesday, Goal understands.

Conte guided the Turin side to three consecutive Serie A titles after taking over in the summer of 2011, but announced his resignation having grown frustrated with club over their transfer policy.

Juventus have wasted no time in finding a replacement, though, and have already held talks with Allegri over the vacant position.

General director Giuseppe Marotta has drawn up a two-year contract for Allegri, although president Andrea Agnelli is yet to give the deal the green light.

Marotta will meet with the rest of the club's board of directors again on Wednesday, with only Agnelli standing as an obstacle to Allegri's appointment.

Allegri has been out of work since he was sacked by AC Milan in January of this year and he sees Juventus as the perfect challenge to get his career back on track.