Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly signed the four-year contract with Juventus, returning two seasons after his dismissal, to replace Andrea Pirlo.

Multiple sources this evening claim the paperwork has been finalised and an announcement is imminent.

This is comeback for Allegri, who was sacked in 2019 despite winning five consecutive Serie A titles, reaching the Champions League Final twice.

Maurizio Sarri and Pirlo had one season at the helm, still winning silverware, but failed to make the same impact.

Pirlo is dismissed after just one year, having won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.

With director Fabio Paratici’s exit officialised yesterday, the door was wide open for Allegri to return, as he never lost contact with President Andrea Agnelli.

It is reported the deal is worth €9m per season, a raise from the figure he had been earning in 2018-19.