Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Massimiliano Allegri will be rewarded with a new contract next week after leading the Old Lady to their 32nd Serie A title.
Juve were crowned Serie A champions for the fifth consecutive time on Monday without kicking a ball as Roma defeated second-placed Napoli 1-0.
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The result leaves Juve 12 points clear with three matches remaining, clinching Allegri’s second Serie A since he replaced Antonio Conte at the club in 2014.
Allegri also led Juve to last season’s Champions League final and a contract extension is now forthcoming, with his current deal set to expire next year.
“Our relationship with Allegri is going really well,” Marotta told Premium Sport. “We are very satisfied with him and his work, and we will extend his contract.
“We do not want the coach’s deal to expire, so next week he will sign the extension. The deal is just a formality as there is a mutual desire to continue to work together.”
Re-signing Allegri will be the first of numerous close-season moves, according to Marotta, with Juve attempting to further strengthen their squad as they chase their first Champions League title since 1995-96.
“We know it won’t be easy though, because the level of the squad is high. We don’t have big problems in Italy, but in Europe the competitiveness is more pronounced,” Marotta added.
“It’s not easy, the players in the squad are strong and it’s hard to find stronger ones. We want to preserve this heritage which allowed us to achieve extraordinary results.
“There are many good youngsters, but don’t forget our solid core: Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.
“Then there’s Patrice Evra and Sami Khedira. We want to create a mix of young and more experienced players.”