Juventus’ Allegri: Bonucci to replace Chiellini as captain

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Sunday that Leonardo Bonucci will be the new club captain following the departure of Giorgio Chiellini.

The Italy skipper announced he would be leaving the Bianconeri at the end of the campaign following the 4-2 Coppa Italia final defeat to Inter.

And, speaking in a press conference ahead of Monday’s clash Lazio, Allegri confirmed Bonucci would wear the armband from next season.

The Juve coach also said he hopes his side will learn from the defeats to Inter in the league and cup final which negatively impacted their campaign.

“The team’s personality has grown throughout this season,” Allegri said. “The defeat to Inter in the league stopped us in our tracks.

“In Wednesday’s match, we were unable to bring him the Coppa Italia. When you don’t win, you don’t need to talk but focus on what needs to be done next season.”

Juve have finished the campaign trophyless for the first time since 2010-11 but will be in next season’s Champions League, having guaranteed themselves a top-four finish.