Massimiliano Allegri is ‘happy’ at Juventus in a blow to Chelsea’s hopes of appointing the Italian
Both Chelsea and Arsenal will, in all probability, will be looking for new managers in the summer. Several managers from all over Europe have been linked with both the clubs. But one man who has been a favourite is Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri. With the Italian recently admitting that his next job will not be in Italy, clubs all over Europe have been monitoring his situation.
If Allegri was to leave this summer, Chelsea was said to be his favoured destination. However, his recent comments have dented the Blues’ any such hopes. Speaking to Mediaset Premium, the 50-year-old said:
“I have a contract until 2020 and I am happy here. I am in harmony with the club. I go on vacation when the transfer window opens because I trust the club completely.”
Allegri’s blunt admission is sure to dent Arsenal and Chelsea’s hopes of getting their man. He went on to add that he and Juve will sit down in the summer to talk about the club’s future. He said:
“We still need to meet some objectives. If we don’t win the Scudetto and Coppa Italia, they might still not want me. We’ll talk it over the way we always do, every year.”
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri reiterates he has 'a contract until 2020' and that he is happy' at the club, despite rumours of an exit to either Arsenal or Chelsea. #Juventus #AFC #CFC ? [Mediaset Premium] pic.twitter.com/QzSQROcbrW
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There are 6 games remaining the Serie A and the Bianconieri is 6 points clear at the top ahead of Napoli after their latest 3-0 win over Sampdoria at the weekend. Chelsea, meanwhile, will take on Southampton on Sunday to secure a place in the final of the FA Cup.
Allegri’s words will not come as a good news for the Blues faithful. Conte’s reign at the club has turned tedious and his days are numbered. A replacement is imminent. It is only a matter of who and when and not if. Allegri, in my eyes, is a great tactician who can steady Chelsea’s drowning boat.