Allegri set for Juve job

Massimiliano Allegri is on the verge of being named as the new coach of Juventus, according to reports in Italy.

Gazzetta dello Sport and Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport report on Wednesday that the former AC Milan tactician has agreed a two-year deal with the Serie A champions to replace Antonio Conte.

Conte, who was under contract with Juve for a further season, surprisingly stepped down on Tuesday just one day into the Bianconeri's pre-season preparations.