Club President Speaks on Italian Manager Taking Over Chelsea in Summer

Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with the job at Premier League club Chelsea. The Sun claimed that the Italian is the favourite to take over from Guus Hiddink in the summer.

However, Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists that Allegri is not interested in a move to Premier League and he is currently enjoying his job at one of the world’s best clubs.

Marotta also acknowledges Chelsea’ interest in Allegri but claims that he is not getting affected by the links to the West London club.

He said: “It’s not easy to find a better club than Juventus. I think that a coach is always an important component in a successful club and, in turn, the club has to support him to achieve those targets,” Marotta told Rai Sport.

“He adapted well to the Juventus environment and achieved his objectives last season. This term he is doing very well even with a team that has changed a great deal.

“We are honoured that our coach is spoken about in such glowing terms abroad, but we don’t think this is in any way disturbing him.
“In any case, it’s not easy to find a better club than Juventus in Europe, as our history speaks for us. Allegri has fully committed to our philosophy and objectives, today he deserves a lot of credit, as does the club for choosing him.”

“The team and coach are therefore a mirror of the club and I think the credit ought to be divided out between all of them. We never had doubts over the quality of the players. We have recently got many players back from injury and the new ones also realised what it means to wear this jersey.”

“All this pressure at the start affected them, but now they have overcome those issues.”

Allegri won Serie A title with Juventus last year and reached the finals of Champions League. He also won the Serie A title with AC Milan in 2010-11.

That’s one more option down for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.