Allegri: I'll win over Juventus fans

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New Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri admits he understands the cynicism of the Bianconeri fans but believes he can deliver.

It has been a dramatic 24 hours for Juventus as Scudetto winning coach Antonio Conte has quit and been replaced by former AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Conte won three consecutive Italian titles but he became frustrated at a lack of progress in Europe, which he attributed to a lack of transfer resources.

After failing to be convinced by this summer's transfer objectives, Conte walked out just weeks after he had been confirmed as the coach for the 2014-15 campaign.

Reacting quickly, Juventus have already appointed Max Allegri, who was fired by Milan halfway through last season.

Allegri impressed with Cagliari and won the chance to manage Milan where he won the 2011 Scudetto, the club's first since 2004.

But things went awry last term and the Rossoneri directors axed Allegri when they were languishing in mid-table and appointed Clarence Seedorf.

Juventus fans were less than convinced by the appointment with many gathering outside the club's headquarters to sing anti-Allegri songs and others reportedly demanding money back on their season tickets.

"It's an honour to be here," Allegri said as he was unveiled. "It was a lightning bolt from a quiet sky.

"I am happy and I know how important this job is. Juventus have history and tradition and are building a present and a future.

"I understand the scepticism of the fans. In 24 hours everything has changed. I will win them over with hard work, professionalism and respect.

"Conte meant a lot to this team but the fans will get to know me. I am ready for this job."

Allegri refused to discuss the position of the possible transfer for Manchester United's Patrice Evra and denied that he had been in touch with ex-Milan man Andrea Pirlo ahead of his appointment.

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