Friday February 9 2018
Allegri 200 up for Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri will take charge of his 200th Juventus game when the Bianconeri visit Fiorentina tonight.

There could hardly be a more fitting fixture for the Tuscan tactician, who was born 90km away in Livorno.

Allegri was initially an unpopular figure for the Bianconeri fans, having replaced Antonio Conte after three consecutive Scudetti.

The Coach had been fired by Milan - though he did deliver them the Scudetto in 2011 - and was widely seen as a step down from the current Chelsea boss.

Allegri soon won the supporters over, however, taking the Old Lady to within 90 minutes of the treble in his first season.

Having retained the Scudetto and won the Coppa Italia, the former Sassuolo boss did what Conte could not and finally made Juve a force in Europe again.

The Turin giants reached the Champions League final less than 12 months after the Tuscan arrived, losing 3-1 to Barcelona in Munich.

Indeed, while Conte will always be revered for reviving the sleeping giant - Juventus had finished seventh two years in a row before his arrival - Allegri has improved upon his achievements.

In Conte’s 152 games on the bench he boasted a 67.1 per cent win ratio, winning three Scudetti and reaching the 2012 Coppa Italia final.

However, with 199 games on the bench so far Allegri has a win per cent ratio of 70.85 per cent; 141 wins, 32 draws and 26 defeats.

Not only has he matched Conte’s achievement of a Scudetto triple, the 50-year-old has won the Coppa Italia in each of his three seasons in Turin.

Added to that, his tenure has seen the Old Lady reach the Champions League final twice, although they lost both games, to Barça and Real Madrid respectively.

Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus

Games: 199
Won: 141
Drawn: 32
Lost: 26
Honours: Serie A [2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17], Coppa Italia [2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17], Supercoppa Italiana [2015], Serie A Coach of the Year [2015, 2016], Enzo Bearzot Award [2015] Panchina d'oro [2014-15]

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