Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri ‘left fuming with club hierarchy’ after Serie A giants allowed Cristiano Ronaldo leave for shock return to Manchester United, insisting it was not part of his agreement to re-join
- Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri furious after departure of Cristiano Ronaldo
- Ronaldo sealed a dramatic return to Manchester United last Friday
- Allegri reportedly told club bosses that ‘these were not the agreements’
- Juventus replaced Ronaldo with Everton’s Moise Kean on a loan deal
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was reportedly left fuming after the club allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to join former club Manchester United last week.
The Portuguese superstar left Juventus after three years and sealed a return to the Red Devils last Friday in a deal worth £19.4million.
But Allegri has now been left angry as he is set the task of replacing Ronaldo’s goals after an overwhelming transfer window.
Massimiliano Allegri was left fuming after Juventus allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to leave
Ronaldo re-joined Manchester United last week, 12 years after departing for Real Madrid
The 54-year old re-joined the Italian side this summer, two years after leaving – replacing Andrea Pirlo following last season’s disappointment.
According to Il Giornale, Allegri is ‘furious’ with club president Andrea Agnelli and sporting director Federico Cherubini.
He reportedly told club hierarchy that ‘these were not the agreements’ when he accepted a proposal to re-join the club.
Allegri will have to fill the goals left by Ronaldo as Juventus eye Serie A glory this season
Juventus brought in Everton’s Moise Kean on deadline day to fill the gap left by Ronaldo.
They also signed Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo this summer, but improvements to the squad have not been to the extent expected for a side that scraped a fourth place finish last season.
Following their shock 1-0 home defeat to Empoli over the weekend, Allegri told DAZN: ‘Cristiano spent three years at Juventus, he scored goals, which he is very good at, he’s an extraordinary player, but we cannot think about Ronaldo from now on.
‘I have a fine squad, we simply must realise that we can’t just dominate every match. We need to come together and this will help us for the future. I am optimistic, always.’
During his first spell at the club, Allegri won five straight Serie A titles and sent the club to two Champions League finals but he has now been set the task of regaining the title from Inter Milan and will have to do it without Ronaldo, who was Serie A’s top scorer last season with the 29 goals.
The 36-year-old broke yet another record on Wednesday night as his late brace against Republic of Ireland ensured that he became the all-time leading scorer in men’s international football with 111 goals.
Ronaldo became became the all-time leading men’s international goal scorer on Wednesday