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Juventus managers history

In the following article, we will review Juventus managers history, from Sandro Puppo to glorious days under Marcello Lippi.

True football fans know that great managers are the silent architects that bring their teams' eternal glory, and they shape or reshape teams, having their names in history books. Founded in 1897,

Juventus F.C.

had seen ups and downs over the years. Undoubtedly, during the past decade, La Vecchia Signora has been the first club in


; however, scandals hunted them the decade before.

When it comes to Italy, Juventus is the top team that comes in football fan minds. The old lady has won lots of trophies, including 36 Serie A titles, two UEFA Champions League titles, 14 Coppa Italia titles, nine Supercoppa Italiana titles, one European Cup Winners' Cup, three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, as well as 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Every season the Italian club fans expect their team to win almost every time they are on the pitch.

Like every great club, they couldn't achieve such great success without some astounding managers at the helm. However, not all of La Vecchia Signora's managers have been successful and many have failed massively. So which Juventus managers have been successful and which have not been? You are about to find out in the Sportmob's article on 

Juventus managers history


Everything you would like to know about Juventus managers history

Let's take a look at the best and worst Juventus' managers of all time.

Best Juventus Managers of all time

In this part of our article, we will present a countdown to the

best Juventus managers of all time

, including Antonio Conte and Marcello Lippi.

Antonio Conte (2011-2014)

Antonio Conte was a huge fan favorite during his playing time. As a player, he helped the Old Lady win several trophies, including five Serie A titles and one UEFA Champions League, winning the fans' hearts with his leadership and hard work. The former midfielder returned to Juventus as coach in 2011, replacing Luigi Delneri, the former coach. Upon arrival, Conte quickly consolidated his authority and made several milestones in his debut season at the club, as he equaled Fabio Capello with 28 unbeaten games.

Juventus showed the dominating strength in the 2011-12 season by winning the Serie A title under Antonio Conte. The Italian manager led the club to three consecutive Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. But changing the look of the side was really amazing, bringing his name to the list of

best Juventus coaches

. He also was successful in using young players such as Paul Pogba, who played a vital role in Juventus under Conte.

"I did not have Zinedine Zidane or Roberto Baggio's talent as a player, and I have played with both, that even when they were circled they could try to break through or create interesting situations with the ball. When I was a player, my efforts and work-rate, my willingness to sacrifice fitness and humility made up for my lack of pure talent but sometimes, if I didn't find a teammate next to me, I might lose the ball. As a manager, my first thought from day one was that I wanted to find solutions for my players when the ball reached them, as I could not."

"If my players don't understand something, I force the player to ask me why we are doing such movement or working on certain tactics in training both offensively or defensively. I always want my players to be fully understanding of the problem. I want them to understand why we are doing certain things and why those things are useful," Conte said about his tactical systems.

His notable individual achievements as Juventus manager are three Panchina d'Oro awards and three Serie A Coach of the Year titles.

Carlo Carcano (1930-1934)

The next manager in the list of Juventus managers history is late Carlo Carcano. Born in Varese, the Italian manager was a one-club man during his playing time, kicking the ball for Alessandria. The former midfielder represented Italy national team five times between 1915 and 1921, scoring one goal. After retiring, Carcano tried his hand at management.

In 1925, he was appointed as an Internaples coach and went on to manage Alessandria and Italy. In 1930, he was named Juventus manager, leading them to four consecutive league titles. Carlo Carcano, alongside Massimiliano Allegri, are two managers in Italian football history to win four back-to-back Serie A titles. In 1934, he was sacked in order to stifle a homosexual scandal. On 23 June 1965, Carlo Carcano passed away in Sanremo when he was 74 years old.

Massimiliano Allegri (2014-2019, 2021-present)

Born in 1967, Massimiliano Allegri was

Ac Milan

's manager for four years, and after proving his worth with the club, the Italian manager became Juventus manager in 2014, but his arrival did not please everyone, though he aimed to win not to please. Nicknamed Anchovy, Allegri inherited a powerful squad from Conte and took his time to shape his side to master his method. The master tactician led Juventus to three successive domestic doubles, a great success that will rarely be matched in the future.

He helped the Old Lady towards more glories, including two more Serie A titles, Coppa Italia title on five occasions, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles, but unfortunately, in these past few seasons, his side lost two UEFA Champions League finals to Barcelona and Real Madrid. With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, La Vecchia Signora enjoyed its best start in history. With a percentage of 70.48% win, which is the highest in the history of Juventus to date, he left the Italian club in 2019.

His notable individual achievements that he earned during his first spell are three Panchina d'Oro awards, Serie A Coach of the Year title on three occasions, the 2015 Enzo Bearzot Award, 2018 Gazzetta Sports Awards – Coach of the Year, as well as Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2018. After two years away from management, the legend manager returned to the club in 2021, replacing Andrea Pirlo. Due to his great impact on the Italian club, Juventus fans will be remembered him forever.

Giovanni Trapattoni (1976-1986, 1991-1994)

One of the best Juventus coaches in the list of Juventus managers history is Giovanni Trapattoni, one of the most decorated and celebrated Old Lady managers. Nicknamed the Old Fox, the legend manager was known for his innovative tactics, use of rigorous and direct management style. He achieved great success at the heart of Turin. In his first spell, he proved his greatness by winning every trophy.

From 1 July 1976 to 30 June 1986, he was manager of La Vecchia Signora for ten consecutive years, winning all UEFA club competitions. Trapattoni led the Italian club with six Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles, one European Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Cup, 1984 European Super Cup, as well as 1985 Intercontinental Cup. During his time as a Juventus manager, the Italian manager established himself as one of the respected and well-known managers of all time.

Trapattoni left the club in 1986 and came back in 1991, winning the UEFA cup once again. He was one of the successful managers in Italy, despite his defensive-minded system. It is not surprising to see his name among Juventus's best managers of all time due to his excellent managerial ability. It is worth mentioning that the Italian manager is one of the five coaches, alongside

Jose Mourinho

, Carlo Ancelotti, Tomislav Ivic, and Ernst Happel, to have won league titles in four different European countries.

Marcello Lippi (1994-1999, 2001-2004)

One of the club's successful eras took place during Marcello Lippi's time. One of the managers in history that won everything there is in football is Marcello Lippi. In his CV, we come across a World Cup, Champions League, and several league titles. Born in Viareggio, Lippi began his playing career in 1969, spending most of his playing years with Sampdoria. The former Italian defender ended his playing career at Lucchese in 1981. After retirement, Lippi tried his hand at managing in 1982, when he became Sampdoria youth side coach. He went on to manage Pontedera, Siena, Pistoiese, Carrarese, Cesena, Lucchese, Atalanta, Napoli.

In 1994, Lippi was appointed as Juventus manager, replacing Trapattoni. His remarkable spell came with the Old Lady, where he managed them towards greatness once again. Juventus started a new era of success under his guidance. Known for his winning mentality, Marcello Lippi won four Seria A titles and helped the Old Lady reach three successive Champions League Final, winning just one of them. With the arrival of some new players such as

Zinedine Zidane

, Filippo Inzaghi Edgar Davids, Paolo Montero, Mark Iuliano, and Igor Tudor, Lippi strengthened his side stronger.

The legend manager believed in constant evolution with the game, and Italy was divided between the contrasting tactics of two other revolutionaries, Rocco and Sacchi, during his spell. Lippi left the club in 1999 and came back in 2001, replacing Carlo Ancelotti. Following the departure of Inzaghi and Zidane, he brought Pavel Nedved,

Gianluigi Buffon

and Lilian Thuram to reinforce his side. During his time at the club, the Old Lady also achieved four Supercoppa Italiana titles, 1996 UEFA Super Cup and 1996 Intercontinental Cup.

Worst Juventus Managers of all Time

In this part of our article on Juventus managers history, we will take a look at the

worst Juventus managers of all time


Alberto Zaccheroni (2010)

Born in 1953, Alberto Zaccheroni was not successful at the Old Lady, however, he had a good time at AC Milan, with whom he won a scudetto. On 29 January 2010, Zaccheroni was named the Juventus manager, replacing Ciro Ferrara and signing a four-month contract. On 14 February 2010, in a match against


, he achieved his first win.

After Juventus failed to qualify to the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, the Italian manager helped the club through the UEFA Europa League campaign. Juventus' result fell down after a great start, just like what happened during Ferrara's tenure. La Vecchia Signora ended the season in seventh place, and the results were remembered as one of the most troubled Serie A seasons for the Italian club.

Ciro Ferrara (2009–2010)

In the list of Juventus managers history, Ciro Ferrara is one of the worst Juventus coaches. During the 2006 World Cup, the Italian manager was part of the national side technical staff. Ferrara became part of Juventus' staff after the 2006 World Cup, being named youth system chief.

On 5 June 2009, he was appointed as the Old Lady's manager and strengthened his side by bringing great players such as Diego, Felipe Melo, Fabio Cannavaro, and Fabio Grosso. Although his side won the first four league matches, the Italian club failed to make the knockout stage of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. Fans were disappointed by Juve's poor results against minor teams such as Catania and Bari. The manager was sacked after his poor result, especially Juve's elimination from Coppa Italia.

Luigi Maifredi (1990–1991)

The Italian coach's managerial career lasted only one season at Juve. In 1990, he was named La Vecchia Signora manager, replacing Dino Zoff. The Italian club spent the first half of the season strongly, but the club lost its form, losing six games in a row. After placing seventh in Serie A, and the club's failure to qualify for European football, Luigi Maifredi was sacked at the end of the 1990-91 season. After his disappointing stint with Juventus, he went on to manage several clubs, including Bologna, Genoa, Venezia, and Brescia.

Luigi Delneri (2010-2011)

Born in 1950, Luigi Delneri is one of the unsuccessful coaches in the history of the club. After his playing time, Delneri began managing in lower leagues. On 19 May 2010, he was named Juve manager, but he ended the season at the 7th and did not qualify for Europe. Juventus board of directors sacked him at the end of the season.

Sandro Puppo (1955–1957)

Born in 1918, Sandro Puppo was an Italian former player and manager. In 1957, he was appointed as Juventus manager, but during 62 matches as a Juventus manager, he did not have a great deal of luck.

A complete list of Juventus Managers

We wrap off our article on Juventus managers history with a complete 

list of Juventus managers

 from their First ever coach, Jeno Karoly, to their current one, Massimiliano Allegri.

  • Jeno Karoly (01/07/1923 - 28/07/1926) – One title

  • Jozsef Viola (29/07/1926 - 30/06/1928) – No title

  • George Aitken (01/07/1928 - 30/06/1930) – No title

  • Billy Aitken (01/07/1928 - 30/06/1930) – No title

  • Carlo Carcano (01/07/1930 - 09/12/1934) – 4 titles

  • Bendetto Gola (10/12/1934 - 30/06/1935) – No title

  • Virginio Rosetta (01/07/1935 - 30/06/1938) – One title

  • Umberto Caligaris (01/07/1939 - 19/10/1940) – No title

  • Federico Munerati (20/10/1940 - 30/06/1941) – No title

  • Giovanni Ferrari (01/07/1941 - 30/06/1942) – No title

  • Luis Monti (03/02/1942 - 30/06/1942) – No title

  • Felice Borel II (01/07/1942 - 30/06/1946) – No title

  • Renato Cesarini (01/07/1946 - 30/06/1948) – 3 titles

  • William Chalmers (01/07/1948 - 30/06/1949) – No title

  • Jesse Carver (01/07/1949 - 30/06/1951) – One title

  • Luigi Bertolini (01/07/1951 - 20/11/1951) – No title

  • Gyorgy Sarosi (21/11/1951 - 30/06/1953) – One title

  • Aldo Olivieri (01/07/1953 - 30/06/1955) – No title

  • George Raynor (01/01/1954 - 18/10/1954) – No title

  • Sandro Puppo (01/07/1955 - 16/04/1957) – No title

  • Teobaldo Depetrini (17/04/1957 - 30/06/1957) – No title

  • Ljubisa Brocic (01/07/1957 - 20/11/1958) – One title

  • Teobaldo Depetrini (21/11/1958 - 15/09/1959) – One title

  • Carlo Parola (01/07/1959 - 30/06/1961) – No title

  • Julius Korostelev (01/07/1961 - 05/09/1961) – No title

  • Carlo Parola (06/09/1961 - 30/06/1962) – No title

  • Paulo Amaral (01/07/1962 - 07/10/1963) – No title

  • Eraldo Monzeglio (08/10/1963 - 30/06/1964) – No title

  • Heriberto Herrera (01/07/1964 - 30/06/1969) – 2 titles

  • Luis Carniglia (01/07/1969 - 20/10/1969) – No title

  • Ercole Rabitti (21/10/1969 - 30/06/1970) – No title

  • Armando Picchi (01/07/1970 - 26/05/1971) – No title

  • Cestmir Vycpalek (21/02/1971 - 30/06/1974) – 2 titles

  • Carlo Parola (01/07/1974 - 30/06/1976) – One title

  • Giovanni Trapattoni (01/07/1976 - 30/06/1986) – No title

  • Rino Marchesi (01/07/1986 - 30/06/1988) – No title

  • Dino Zoff (01/07/1988 - 30/06/1990) – 2 titles

  • Gigi Maifredi (01/07/1990 - 30/06/1991) – No title

  • Giovanni Trapattoni (01/07/1991 - 30/06/1994) – 14 titles

  • Marcello Lippi (01/07/1994 - 08/02/1999) – 13 titles

  • Carlo Ancelotti (09/02/1999 - 30/06/2001) – One title

  • Marcello Lippi (01/07/2001 - 30/06/2004)

  • Fabio Capello (01/07/2004 - 30/06/2006) – No title

  • Didier Deschamps (01/07/2006 - 27/05/2007) – No title

  • Giancarlo Corradini (28/05/2007 - 30/06/2007) – No title

  • Claudio Ranieri (01/07/2007 - 18/05/2009) – No title

  • Ciro Ferrara (19/05/2009 - 29/01/2010) – One title

  • Alberto Zaccheroni (29/01/2010 - 18/05/2010) – No title

  • Luigi Delneri (19/05/2010 - 30/06/2011) – No title

  • Antonio Conte (01/07/2011 - 30/06/2012) – One title

  • Massimo Carrera (01/07/2012 - 19/10/2012) – No title

  • Angelo Alessio (20/10/2012 - 07/12/2012) – No title

  • Antonio Conte (08/12/2012 - 14/07/2014) – 5 titles

  • Massimiliano Allegri (16/07/2014 - 30/06/2019) – 11 titles

  • Maurizio Sarri (01/07/2019 - 07/08/2020) – One title

  • Andrea Pirlo (08/08/2020 - 30/06/2021) – 2 titles

  • Massimiliano Allegri (01/07/2021 – present) –

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