Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who left the Serie A champions last month, is reportedly eyeing up the Chelsea job.
If the report by The Sun is to be believed, Massimiliano Allegri will begin taking English lessons in hopes of securing the Chelsea job soon. The former Juventus manager is one of several names to be linked with the role of being the Blues’ boss amid speculation surrounding Maurizio Sarri’s future.
Massimiliano Allegri is perhaps one of the few managers who have been bestowed with tag of being a “super coach”, known for their tendency to deliver titles at the clubs they manage. The Italian has done so by making it a habit to win trophies over his last two jobs, at AC Milan and Juventus.
His first taste of a major honour came at the end of the 2010-11 season, when he guided AC Milan to the Serie A title. And, the only way has been up for the 51-year-old in the last five years, that saw him win the Scudetto with Juventus in each of the season, in addition to six other titles. Now, he finds himself being linked with the Chelsea job.
Allegri is now out of work after parting ways with Juventus at the end of the 2018-19 season. The rumour mill has been rife about the Italian’s future, with some reports even indicating that he could take a sabbatical. But, as per The Sun, Allegri is pining to become the next Chelsea manager.
At Chelsea, uncertainty has become a running theme for a few years now and it is something that has not subsided upon the appointment of Maurizio Sarri either. The former Napoli manager did enjoy mild success, having won the UEFA Europa League with the Blues this season.
Sarri also guided Chelsea to a third placed finish in the Premier League in addition to a semi-finals and finals finish in the two domestic cup competitions. But, speculation has been rife about his future, with certain reports even claiming that he could take up the vacant Juventus post that Allegri left last month.
As a result, a number of managers have been linked with the top job at Stamford Bridge, including Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who is currently managing Derby County. Allegri though, is hoping he would be the next Chelsea manager, if Sarri joins the Serie A champions.
In fact, as per The Sun, the 51-year-old is set to take English lessons following the end of his holiday in Paris. And, the report also adds that appointing Allegri would be seen as a coup at Chelsea, following his successful stint with Juventus.
Allegri though, has not shown a tendency to involve a lot of young talents in his teams in the years gone by, which is something he might need to do if Chelsea’s transfer ban is upheld. But, the winning mentality is something that would go a long way for Allegri to be a success at the Bridge.
It now remains to be seen if Chelsea indeed have to enter the market for a manager in the summer transfer window. It all depends on Maurizio Sarri’s future, and if the current incumbent decides to stay put at the club.