Juventus appoint Motta as new head coach

Juventus have appointed Thiago Motta as their new head coach to replace Massimiliano Allegri.

Motta, who has signed a three-year deal at Juve, guided Bologna to Champions League qualification for the first time in the club's history but left the club at the end of his deal.

The 41-year-old said: “I am really happy to begin a new chapter at the helm of a great club like Juventus.

"I thank the owners and the management, who can be sure of my ambition to keep the Juventus flag flying high and to please the fans.”

Motta succeeds Allegri, who saw his contract terminated by mutual consent in the fallout from his behaviour at the end of Juve’s Coppa Italia final victory.

Former Barcelona, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Motta won 30 senior international caps for the Azzurri.

After moving into coaching, he had spells coaching at Genoa and Spezia before taking the Bologna job in September 2022.