Juventus crowned champions of Italy

Juventus have been crowned champions of Italy for a third season running last term. They also set a new points record for Serie A. Antonio Conte’s men became the first team to finish a Serie A season with more than 100 points. Juventus have won the title every year since their former midfielder Conte took charge in the summer of 2011.

  • Champions: Juventus (Champions League group stage)
  • Runners-up: Roma (Champions League group stage)
  • Third place: Napoli (Champions League play-off)
  • Fourth place: Fiorentina (Europa League group stage)
  • Fifth place: Inter (Europa League play-off)
  • Seventh place: Torino (Europa League QR3)
  • Relegated: Catania, Bologna, Livorno
  • Promoted: Palermo, Empoli, Cesena

Fourth-placed Fiorentina and Inter, in fifth spot, qualified for the UEFA Europa League. Parma qualified for Europe for the first time since 2006 after pipping Torino to sixth place in Serie A on the final day of the season. Yet the Italian Olympic Committee stripped them of their place and handed it Torino due to an unpaid tax bill of €300,000. Catania, Bologna, Livorno were relegated from Serie A, while Palermo, Empoli, Cesena have earned promotion to the top flight.

Juventus appoint Massimiliano Allegri as new coach

Juventus begin their Serie A title defence under new coach Massimiliano Allegri. Juventus were still celebrating their third straight Serie A title when Antonio Conte announced he was quitting the club. Conte has since taken the Italy job, paving the way for Allegri, whose four-year spell at Milan ended in January, to take the reins. Allegri joined Milan from Cagliari in the summer of 2010 and in his first season led them to their first Scudetto since 2004, though the Rossoneri finished second to Juventus the following year.
Milan replace Seedorf with Inzaghi

Milan have parted company with Clarence Seedorf just five months into his contract and named Filippo Inzaghi as the Dutchman’s successor. The 40-year-old former Italian international striker has inked a two-year deal to become the Rossoneri’s third coach this year. Seedorf, who replaced Massimiliano Allegri in January, departs San Siro after overseeing a run of 11 wins from 19 Serie A outings as Milan finished the 2013/14 campaign in eighth. Inzaghi underlined his coaching credentials during two years in charge of the club’s Allievi Nazionali team, leading them to the round of 16 in this season’s inaugural UEFA Youth League.
Juventus, Roma, Napoli…

Juventus look to continue their success in the domestic league, while Roma and Napoli will surely compete for the top spot. Inter continue to rebuild under Walter Mazzarri, and on the red and black side of the San Siro, it’s up to Filippo Inzaghi to pick up the pieces for Milan after a horrible 2013/14 campaign. He was the right appointment to get the fans back onside despite a lack of coaching experience and it remains to be seen what he can do.


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