Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is one of the leading candidates to take the Chelsea job in the summer.
As days pass by, the rumours linking the Italian with a move to the West London club are getting stronger and now a reliable source has almost confirmed that Allegri will be moving to Stamford Bridge.
Allegri’s former boss and mentor, Giovanni Galeone, has confirmed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has already made an offer to Allegri, and he thinks that the Juve manager will go to Chelsea. Galeone has previously worked with Allegri at Livorno and Udinese.
“I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well,” Galeone said.
“For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal Abramovich has offered is really fantastic. As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy.”
Meanwhile, Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has warned Allegri that he should think twice before leaving the Serie A club. Marotta insists that Allegri is already at one of the best clubs in the Europe, and he has no reason to leave the Turin club.
He said: “We’re speaking to Allegri every day at this crucial stage of the season.”
“In the space of one month, we have to play in every competition: the League, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League. The next month will tell us a lot about how the whole season is going to play out.
“But we talk to Allegri about footballing matters, not about other matters. Beyond the contracts, you have to sign there are the relationships you must build with people, and we’re happy with Allegri.”
“All the conditions are right for us to continue with him as coach. Results are what count and Allegri has delivered plenty of those. Football is a business, and the role of a coach is important when it comes to breeding continuity.”
“Chelsea are a top club, and it’s obvious that they’ll want to look at the best coaches. All I can say is that Allegri is already at a top club, so he’d do well to think twice before leaving Juventus.”
Allegri won Serie A and Coppa Italia titles with Old Lady last season.