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Massimiliano Allegri hired to coach Italian champion Juventus a day after Antonio Conte leaves

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FILE - In this April 7, 2014 file photo, Juventus coach Antonio Conte waves to supporters during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Livorno at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy. On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Juventus and Conte announced the coach's contract terminated by mutual consent. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, files) (The Associated Press)

Massimiliano Allegri has been hired to coach Italian champion Juventus a day after Antonio Conte unexpectedly left the club.

Juventus announced that Allegri will be presented later Wednesday.

The 46-year-old Allegri was fired by Milan in January after 3 1/2 seasons with the squad, having led the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in his first year in charge in 2010-11.

Allegri previously coached Grosseto, Sassuolo and Cagliari.

Conte led Juventus to the last three Serie A titles but left by mutual consent Tuesday.

Allegri had been mentioned as a possible replacement for Cesare Prandelli as coach of Italy's national team but now Conte and Roberto Mancini are the top candidates for that job.