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Juventus fans turn on Allegri, call for return of Conte

Juventus fans – including heir to the Agnelli family Lapo Elkann – turned on coach Max Allegri after the draw with Bologna, as some called for the return of Antonio Conte.

The Bianconeri had been trailing to a Marko Arnautovic strike on home turf and were only able to scrape an equaliser in stoppages with Dusan Vlahovic after Bologna went down to nine men.

With Allegri insisting they look at the “glass half-full” following this point, fans turned on the coach, including some very big names.

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Lapo Elkann, the cousin of Juve President Andrea Agnelli and one of the heirs to the family fortune, made a pun on the meaning of Allegri – the plural of happy – in a tweet.

“We’re not very happy… Allegri.”

Inevitably, the hashtag #AllegriOut began trending again for the coach who returned this season after a previous run of five consecutive Serie A titles.

Some fans joked that Allegri “is a magician, because he manages to make football disappear from the pitch whenever Juventus play.”

Others added the recruitment problems to those of management, noting “we need a coach who is also a very good midfielder.”

The change was seeing several Bianconeri supporters calling for the return of Conte, who had begun the record-breaking run of Juventus Scudetto success in 2011.

He left one day into pre-season training for the 2014-15 campaign, going on to represent Italy, Chelsea, Inter and now Tottenham Hotspur.

“Who do we need if not Antonio Conte, who created the team of the decade? Who got value out of players who were practically unknown? #AllegriOut forever,” wrote @Rigel977.

Stiamo poco allegri!!! Allegri…


— Lapo Elkann (@lapoelkann_) April 16, 2022


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