Juventus announce departure of Joe Montemurro

Joe Montemurro of Juventus looks on during a match
Joe Montemurro of Juventus looks on at Vismara PUMA House of Football on October 07, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Luca Amedeo Bizzarri/Getty Images)

Juventus have announced the departure of head coach Joe Montemurro. The Australian, who joined the Italian side in 2021 from Arsenal, leaves having won five trophies with the outfit.

A mutual agreement has been reached between Juventus and Montemurro, ending his tenure in Turin. The club’s Women’s Football Director Stefano Braghin has said that an ‘immediate change is necessary’ at the club.

A statement on the Juventus website read: “The entire club wishes to thank Joe for the work he has done over the last three years, guiding the team to one Scudetto title, two Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups. The technical leadership of the Women’s First Team is temporarily entrusted to assistant coach Giuseppe Zappella.”

During Montemurro’s first season in charge in 2021/22, Juventus won their first ever domestic treble by securing the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa trophies.

He subsequently added the 2022/23 Coppa Italia and then the 2023/24 Supercoppa to his trophy haul.

The Melbourne native has also guided Melbourne City to a Premiers Plate and two Grand Final wins before taking the reins at Arsenal in November 2017. He won the Women’s Super League with the Gunners in 2018/19, followed by the Continental Cup the previous season.

Juventus are currently in second place in the Championship phase of Serie A, seven points adrift of league leaders Roma.

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