Max Allegri threatens violence against Italian journalist following Juventus’ Coppa Italia win, accusing editor of spreading false information in newspaper

Max Allegri threatens violence against Italian journalist following Juventus’ Coppa Italia win, accusing editor of spreading false information in newspaper

Massimiliano Allegri threatened and insulted a journalist in the wake of Juventus’ Coppa Italia triumph over Atalanta on Wednesday, reports in Italy have claimed.    

The Old Lady put in a superb defensive performance in the final to lift the Italian Cup, keeping Atalanta at bay following Dusan Vlahovic’s fourth-minute opener to triumph 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

But Juventus’ success was marred by reports of an alleged altercation between Allegri and an esteemed Italian journalist on Wednesday night.

The Juventus head coach was sent off moments before full-time after losing his temper in the technical area and reportedly continued to express his fury with the media.

According to Tuttosport editor-in-chief Guido Vaciago, Allegri confronted him with threats and insults after the match, furious at the journalist for ‘not writing the truth’ in his newspaper.

Max Allegri reportedly threatened and insulted a journalist after Juventus’ Italian Cup triumph

Tuttosport editor Guido Vaciago (above) claims the Italian boss threatened to hit him in the face and rip his ears out during a furious altercation following Juventus' triumph over Atalanta

Tuttosport editor Guido Vaciago (above) claims the Italian boss threatened to hit him in the face and rip his ears out during a furious altercation following Juventus’ triumph over Atalanta

Allegri, who was sent off in the final stages of the match, celebrates as he lifts the Coppa Italia

Allegri, who was sent off in the final stages of the match, celebrates as he lifts the Coppa Italia

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Allegri is alleged to have told him, furiously: ‘S*** editor, write the truth in your newspaper, not what society tells you. Stop playing hustlers with society!’

Vaciago, who claims to have told Allegri to calm down, was then reportedly pushed by the Italian and threatened.

‘I know where to find you,’ Allegri is said to have added. ‘I’ll come, and I’ll rip both your ears out. I’ll come and hit you in the face, write the truth in your newspaper.’ 

It is claimed a Juventus press officer then intervened by holding the manager back, escorting him away from the editor.

The tempestuous incident reportedly occurred just before Allegri’s post-match press conference, during which the Old Lady manager looked visibly emotional and struggled to hold back tears.

Tuttosport led with the headline, ‘Allegri wins the Cup and loses his mind’, on Thursday morning. In the report, the outlet has labelled his behaviour ‘vile, intimidating and dangerous’.

Allegri first removed his tie in a fury

The Italian boss then screamed with anger in the technical area

Allegri lost his temper during the final and reportedly continued his fury towards the media

Dusan Vlahovic scored the opener in the fourth minute to guide his Juventus side to a 1-0 win

Dusan Vlahovic scored the opener in the fourth minute to guide his Juventus side to a 1-0 win

Juventus sit fourth in Serie A ahead of the final two league matches of the campaign, with Atalanta four points behind them with a game in hand.

The Italian giants first travel to Bologna on Monday before returning home to Turin to face Monza on the final day of the season next Sunday.

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