Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Massimiliano Allegri as a "great coach" and "great man" after the Italian confirmed he will leave Juventus.
Having already successfully defended their Serie A crown this term, the Turin side announced this week that Allegri's time in charge will come to an end after they play their final two games of the campaign - at home to Atalanta and then away to Sampdoria.
Although Juve won their fifth league title under Allegri's five-year reign, they were expected to have a more successful season after Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid last summer.
While Ronaldo's debut season in Italy may not have ended with the glory expected, he is disappointed to see Allegri leave so soon.
"Thank you Mister!" Ronaldo tweeted on Saturday. "We only lived one year together but it was exceptional because besides being a great coach, you are a great man. It was a pleasure to work with you!"
The coach says he has not made a decision regarding his next move and suggested he could take time away from the game.
Grazie mister! Abbiamo vissuto un solo anno insieme ma è stato eccezionale perché oltre a essere un grande allenatore sei un grande uomo. È stato un piacere lavorare con te! pic.twitter.com/n2ojUGI84M— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) May 18, 2019
"I don't know what will happen in future," he told a news conference. "I need a little rest, too.
"After July 15 I might inevitably feel the desire to get back to work and I'll evaluate the situations that are proposed.
"Otherwise, I'll have a year to dedicate myself to my family and that band of crazies who are my friends. We'll see."
As well as five Serie A titles with Juve, Allegri claimed four Coppa Italia titles and guided them to the Champions League final twice.