Massimiliano Allegri has finally opened up on his future regarding the speculations to joining Arsenal of Chelsea in the summer.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided to step down from the North London club after serving the Gunners for 22 long years. And the Arsenal faithful are looking forward to a new boss entering the Emirates Stadium and there are quite a few names that are being linked to replace the 68-year-old Frenchman.
Chelsea has had a rather poor campaign this season but still won some silverware after beating rivals Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup last weekend. However, a spot outside the top 4 means the Blues are ineligible for Champions League football next term. There have been several rumors of Italian manager Antonio Conte prepared to be sacked by the Chelsea board in the next few days.
Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Napoli’s head coach Maurizio Sarri are all lined to take up a job at either of the two London based clubs. However, both the clubs are on the lookout for Allegri after the Italian won the Serie A title for the fourth consecutive season and the 50-year-old revealed his future.
Allegri Puts Everyone In A Dilemma-
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Allegri stated that he would stay at Juventus but talks will be held next week, but all in all, Allegri pledged allegiance to the Old Lady, “The percentage chance of me staying at Juve? Very high. But I never had any doubts – we will sit down next week to plan to future. Next year will be more difficult and we need to keep raising our game. It’s in Juve’s DNA to be competitive on all fronts.”
This is a big blow for Arsenal and Chelsea who were extremely keen on bringing Allegri to the Premier League. However, the small hope remains if Juventus and Allegri do not agree to terms with one another and a fallout could result in the Serie A winner leaving Turin. It’s likely that Allegri would want to coach a Champions League side and neither Chelsea or Arsenal can provide him with that.