Max Allegri makes Arsenal’s three-man shortlist but hints at Juventus stay

Another great night for Juventus & Massimiliano Allegri

The Coppa Italia final was a resounding success for Juventus as The Old Lady swept aside AC Milan with some ease.

After a goalless first half, goals from Mehdi Benatia (2), Douglas Costa and an own goal by Nikola Kalinic secured a 4-0 win over the Rossoneri.

Juventus now need just one more point in Serie A to complete the Italian domestic double for the fourth successive season under Massimiliano Allegri.

Following in the footsteps of great Italian coaches of the modern era such as Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte, there is little doubt that Allegri has established himself as one of the best in the game right now.

So it should come as little surprise that Allegri is the favourite for the Arsenal job. And, following the Coppa Italia there was already plenty of talk that he has surely done everything possible at Juventus.

Allegri celebrates Juventus winning the Coppa Italia on Instagram

Arsenal have a three-man shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger

In Thursday’s newspapers, both the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph report that Arsenal now have a three-man shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger.

These include Allegri, Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira.

Of the trio, Allegri is undoubtedly the most experienced and as a manager would arrive in London with plenty of silverware and more experience than the two former Arsenal captains.

Allegri’s wages are not thought to be a stumbling block, as in the case of Luis Enrique and whilst there is an emotional attachment to Arteta and Vieira, the Juventus boss would be a popular choice with Gooners.

After all, Allegri and Juventus knocked Tottenham out the Champions League this season…

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal shows appreciation to the fans as he walks out prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Allegri hints at Juventus stay

However, all the talk regarding Allegri to Arsenal has been tempered somewhat by his comments after the win over AC Milan.

Allegri confirmed “we’ll fight for the title next season” and his general demeanour suggested another season at Juventus, at least, is on the cards.

Related: Bad for Arsenal: Why would Allegri take the job?

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