Chelsea have been told that target Max Allegri will not be at Juventus next season.
We were heavily linked with a move for Allegri during the summer transfer window as a possible replacement for Antonio Conte, with the Italian boss regarded as one of the finest managers in world football but he had no intention of leaving the Italian Champions last summer.[the_ad id=”164″]
However, Maurizio Sarri is seemingly set for the exit signs at Stamford Bridge and is just a few bad results away from being sacked, which has prompted more speculation that we could try and sign Allegri in the summer transfer window.
And we have been boosted by the Italians former mentor, Giovanni Galleone, who expects the 51-year-old to leave Turin despite recently turning down offers around Europe.
He told Tutto Napoli: “Allegri in the Premier League next season? I’ve been saying it for a few years now. I don’t know.
“In Italy there aren’t other clubs that he can join. Regardless of how the Champions League will finish, I think Allegri’s adventure with Juve is over.
“Last summer he could have joined Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Real Madrid. He refused their offers to win the Champions League with Juve.
“If he doesn’t it’s not a big thing. He is not forced to win because of (Cristiano) Ronaldo.”[the_ad id=”164″]
Here is what we think.
Sarri is a top man and a top-class coach, it is just a shame that he is taking over a side that has a few issues in key areas of the pitch, and also taken over a side that has many players linked with a move away.
But if he does go at the end of the season then we would love Allegri to take over as he is one of the best managers in world football and has the tactical ability to challenge the likes of Pep Guardiola.