Montero to manage Juventus until the end of the season

Paolo Montero will take charge of Serie A side Juventus for the remainder of the season, the club said on Sunday following the dismissal of Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus sacked their former coach Allegri on Friday, citing his behaviour during and after this week’s Coppa Italia final in which he was sent off.

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Montero, who coaches Juventus’ under-19s team, will manage their remaining two matches, at Bologna on Monday and against Monza at home on May 26.

The 52-year-old Uruguayan won four Serie A titles playing for Juventus as a defender from 1996 to 2005.

“Paolo is a Juventus legend, firstly on the pitch, and someone who has long been a bearer of the Club’s DNA on the bench,” the club said in a statement.

Juventus are fourth in Serie A, level on points with third-placed Bologna.