Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star in emotional reaction to Massimiliano Allegri sacking


Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus last summer and has gone on to win both the Supercoppa Italiana and Serie A titles.

For manager Massimiliano Allegri however, those two triumphs were not enough to buy him another year as boss, with the club deciding to appoint a new man ahead of next season.

Beside a photo of the pair together, though, Ronaldo wrote an impassioned message hailing the departing gaffer, saying: “Thank you Mister!

“We lived a single year together but it was awesome because besides being a great coach you are a great man. It’s been a pleasure working with you!”

The former AC Milan manager has won the title in each of his five seasons with Juventus, but has failed to secure an elusive Champions League title for the Old Lady.

Allegri’s departure was announced earlier in the week, but the 51-year-old has now chosen to reveal that it wasn’t his decision.

He said: ”We evaluated the future of Juventus and obviously the club decided to take a direction next year without me, but that doesn’t change anything.

“We have grown together and it is the right moment to leave the club in the best possible way.”

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was the man to make the final decision, and claimed that it wasn’t an easy call to make.

“This has been a decision of a lot of focus and emotions,” Agnelli said.

“At the end of several reflections and analysis, we identified that this was the best decision to make.

“We are all useful but no-one is dispensable, starting from me.

“It is the history of the club that it is bigger than any single individual.”

Ronaldo is reportedly keen for Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti to be offered the job, and revealed his admiration for his former Real Madrid boss shortly after joining Juventus last year.

“When I speak about him I feel happy. He is an unbelievable person, he is fantastic as a coach,” Ronaldo said.

“I don’t need to say anything because he wins everything so I wish to work with him one day again because he’s a fantastic coach, he’s a fanatic person.”


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