Cristiano Ronaldo rested before Allegri heads off on holiday
Massimiliano Allegri was plotting his holidays as he held a brief news conference ahead of his final Juventus match.
Cristiano Ronaldo won't play against Sampdoria as he's being rested. That was Massimiliano Allegri's big news in his final pre-match news conference as Juventus coach, which he kept short and sweet.
Allegri to leave Juve after five years
Bianconeri coach Allegri will depart the Allianz Stadium at the end of the season after five hugely successful years in charge, during which time Juve won five Serie A titles and reached two Champions League finals.
Allegri's last match is against Sampdoria on the final day of the league season on Sunday, but the 51-year-old, who has already discussed his exit at length, saw no need for an extended meeting with the media.
"There is nothing to talk about," he said. "I am here to greet you, give you the team and go."
Cristiano Ronaldo rested
Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Portugal's squad for the Nations League Finals next month and Allegri said it was important for the former Real Madrid man to rest.
However, it does mean he cannot finish as Serie A's top scorer as he is already five goals behind current leading marksman Fabio Quagliarella.
Moise Kean - reportedly set for a new deal - and Paulo Dybala, who insisted this week that he wants to stay in Turin, will instead start up front.
Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny is being assessed for a knee injury and will miss out.
Allegri named Matheus Pereira in his XI but added that Leonardo Spinazzola will instead start if he is available on Sunday.
Allegri: Tomorrow, @CarloPinsoglio1 will be in goal. Caceres, @DanieleRugani, @chiellini, @mattia_desci, @Cuadrado, @emrecan_, Bentancur, Pereira, @PauDybala_JR e Kean will all play.#SampJuve #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 25, 2019
The departing coach, who was sporting a new-look shaven head, added: "Let's go for a good game and finish in style against a team that have a great season - we must also acknowledge [Sampdoria coach Marco] Giampaolo for his work.
"Then we go to the beach and get some sun.
He told the media: "I thank you all. Now we say goodbye and I will make a toast together with you all at the end of the season."
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