Juventus appoint Thiago Motta as new manager

Italian club Juventus have appointed former Bologna boss Thiago Motta as their new manager. The 41-year-old, who played for Italy and Juve’s Serie A rivals Inter Milan as a midfielder, has signed a three-year deal until June 2027. He replaces Massimiliano Allegri, who was sacked two days after he led the side to the Italian Cup.

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Napoli appoint Antonio Conte as new manager

Napoli have appointed Antonio Conte as manager, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday, with the Italian signing a contract until 2027. Conte will be coming back from a one-year break following his departure from the position of head coach at Tottenham. He will take charge of a Napoli team that endured a lacklustre season, finishing in 10th place as they sought to defend their title as champions of the 2022-23 season.

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Olympiacos strike late to pip Fiorentina to Conference League crown

Ayoub El Kaabi struck four minutes from the end of extra time as Olympiakos beat Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final to become the first Greek side to win a European trophy. The Moroccan striker, hero of Olympiakos’ run to the final, stooped low to head in Santiago Hezze’s cross and spark pandemonium in the AEK Arena in Athens. A lengthy video assistant referee check confirmed El Kaabi’s 11th goal of the competition and their place in Greek footballing history.

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Lookman shines as Atalanta outclass Leverkusen to win Europa League Final

Ademola Lookman scored a sensational hat-trick as Atalanta ended a 61-year trophy drought while devastating Bayer Leverkusen’s dream of an unbeaten season in the Europa League final at a boisterous Aviva Stadium. Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen had not lost in 51 games this season and were only two matches from perfection. But former Charlton Athletic winger Lookman had other ideas scoring a superb hat-trick for La Dea.

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Juventus sack manager Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus have sacked manager Massimiliano Allegri just two days after he led the side to glory in the Coppa Italia. The club cited Allegri’s behaviour during the final minutes of the game as grounds for his dismissal however even before his antics at the Stadio Olimpico, the 56-year-old had been expected to lose his job and be replaced by Bologna coach Thiago Motta.

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