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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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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Inter seal historic 20th Serie A title with derby victory over Milan

Inter Milan sealed their 20th Italian title by beating arch-rivals and nearest challengers AC Milan in a historic Derby della Madonnina. Francesco Acerbi was unmarked to head in from a corner to give Inter the lead. Marcus Thuram smashed their second into the bottom corner at the San Siro. England’s Fikayo Tomori headed in from close range to give Milan brief hope but it was to no avail.

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Paul Pogba vows to appeal four year doping ban

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned from football for four years for a doping offence. The 2018 World Cup winner tested positive for testosterone after Juventus’ game against Udinese on August 20, 2023. The 30 year old has stated he will lodge an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Juventus’ Paul Pogba tests positive for testosterone

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been provisionally suspended from playing because of an anti-doping offence. Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal (Nado) said Pogba returned a test with elevated levels of testosterone after Juve’s 3-0 win at Udinese on 20 August.

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