Chelsea, Real Madrid And Manchester United On High Alert As Max Allegri Looks Set For Juventus Exit
One of the top managers in world football, Max Allegri, could finally be set to leave Juventus at the end of the season, according to his mentor, Giovanni Galeone. He claims the Italian’s ‘adventure at Juve is over’ regardless of what he wins this season and he now could be set for an amazing Premier League switch. With the rare scenario of two giants of English football, Chelsea and Manchester United, potentially on the lookout for new permanent managers, this could be a cracking situation for Allegri to step into.
Allegri’s advisor told Radio Kiss Kiss: “I already told him a few years ago to go to the Premier League. I don’t think he can go anywhere else in Italy. Beyond how his adventure goes in the Champions League, I think his adventure at Juve is over.
“Last year he could’ve gone to Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United or Real Madrid, but he refused because he wanted to win the Champions League with Juventus.”
Allegri’s loyalty to Juventus must be admired although he was facing the prospect of managing one of the world’s top players, as the Old Lady splashed out on Cristiano Ronaldo in summer. However, a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League has put their European hopes on the brink. It will need to be a special Ronaldo inspired night in Turin if they are to make it through.
Arrigo Sacchi, who is one of Allegri’s biggest critics, was then in the firing line after some harsh comments from Galeone.
“Max must believe in the comeback. If he pulls it off he’ll make those who always criticise him think again.
“Sacchi always talks about this damn [musical] score, but if I have a score of Rachmaninoff and the pianist in a piano bar plays it then it's one thing. If Pollini plays it, it’s something else.
“You can’t criticise a Coach who has won 10 trophies with Juventus.”
Those ten trophies have made Allegri one of the elite managers of world football. Aside from the Premier League, another option for him could be to join Real Madrid, who are far from happy under Santiago Solari A big name boss coming into the Santiago Bernabeu could be the perfect tonic for Los Blancos as they look to stay at the top of European football.