Juventus’ new boss Motta signs three-year deal with Italy’s top club

Italian professional soccer team Juventus has named “young leader” Chiago Motta (41, Brazil) as its new head coach.

“Juventus has appointed Coach Motta as first-team coach,” the club announced on its website on Wednesday (June 13), “and has signed a contract with him until June 30, 2027.”

Juventus sacked Massimiliano Allegri (56-Italy) on March 18 and immediately began the search for a new coach, quickly confirming Motta, who coached Bologna last season.

Allegri ripped off his suit top and tie to protest a referee’s decision in stoppage time of the 2023-2024 Coppa Italia final against Atalanta last month.

This prompted Guido Basciago, the editor-in-chief of Italian outlet Tuttosport, to tell him, “Write the truth, not what the club tells you. I’ll tear your ears off and punch you in the face,” he said.

Juventus beat Atalanta 1-0 to win the Coppa Italia for a record 15th time in three years, but Allegri’s harsh language has become a talking point.

Juventus ultimately fired Allegri two days after winning the Coppa Italia and handed Motta the reins for the 2024-2025 season.

A former midfielder at Barcelona, Atletico Madrid (Spain), Genoa, Inter Milan (Italy), and Paris Saint-Germain (France), Motta began his coaching career 바카라사이트 in 2019 as head coach of the Paris Saint-Germain U-19 team, followed by stints at Genoa, Spezia, and Bologna (Italy).

Motta took the helm at Bologna in September 2022, leading the club to a fifth-place finish in Serie A in the 2023-2024 season and qualifying for the 2024-2025 UEFA Champions League.

“I am very happy to take the helm of Juventus, a great club,” Motta said on the club’s website, “and I thank the club for recognizing my desire to keep the Juventus flag flying high and to entertain the fans.”


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