Massimiliano Allegri is reportedly being considered for the managerial position of both current Premier League and La Liga champions. Despite the clubs’ interest, the current Juventus manager may have other near future plans.
Allegri considered for Chelsea and Real Madrid jobs?
Managing a super-club is a tricky business. The success of one season does not guarantee job stability. Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane know this all too well. Both have enjoyed tremendous campaigns last year that have thrilled the clubs’ most pretentious fans. Their luck changed significantly in the new year, however, and many have called for the managers’ resignation.
Massimiliano Allegri, on the other hand, seems to have been dealt only great hands since taking charge of Juventus. In his four seasons at the helm of the Serie A club, he has won the title three times and qualified the team to two Champions League finals. Currently, the team is second in the Italian league, one point behind leaders Napoli. Many feel that the time for the manager to make a change will soon come.
Juventus, the top priority for Allegri
Despite the persistent rumors, the manager denies he has any interest in switching sides. Allegri says that he views his current engagement as a dream job and would not want to change it, regardless of the offers being made.
“I always say that the less you think the better it is. I’m managing a top side and I have a contract here until 2020. I’m happy at Juventus, so at the moment there is no news,” Allegri tells reporters in his unmistakable fashion.
Managers at top clubs change at whirlwind speed, of course, and Allegri is in many ways simply an exception to the rule. The current clubs rumored to be considering a change include Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea. All three of these clubs are still competing in the Champions League. In the case of Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane, at Chelsea and Real, it’s being argued that the current season results are below par and club management is looking to turn things around.
Allegri is also supposedly on the radar of Paris Saint-Germain despite current manager’s, Unai Emery’s good results. The team is confidently leading the Ligue 1 championship. However, with massive transfer investments made by the club’s investors, come lofty expectations. Investors may be looking towards a manager with a better track record in international competitions.
What’s next for Juventus?
Even if Allegri is considering his options, it is quite unlikely he would announce it to reporters. Especially, one day ahead of Juventus’ important game against Chievo, on Saturday. Juve will need a win if they are to continue to shadow Napoli, who has dominated the current Serie A season.
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