‘Max Allegri will be Chelsea’s next manager’
The Sun have dropped a big rumour on Tuesday.
According to the tabloid, Juventus manager Max Allegri will become the new Chelsea boss after Antonio Conte.
Conte is expected to leave his Stamford Bridge post at the end of the campaign, even though his contract runs until 2019.
So what proof do the Sun table to support their claims? Readers are told:
(Allegri) is all set to step in when fellow Italian Antonio Conte is sacked by Chelsea this summer.
Asked of his plans, Allegri said: “Certainly I’ll go abroad. In Italy, finished.”
The 50-year-old had wanted the Arsenal job last summer and held talks with the Gunners’ hierarchy when they were dithering over Arsene Wenger’s future.
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) April 3, 2018
What Max Allegri has said about Juventus
While it’s obviously in the interests of the Sun to link Allegri to Chelsea, is there any truth in their story?
The tabloid seem to have conveniently ignored recent quotes from the Bianconeri boss about staying in Turin.
Just last week, before a 3-1 win over AC Milan, Allegri doubled down on staying at Juve:
I’ve said many times that I’m happy here, I have a contract until 2020 and I want to stay here.
Juventus vs Real Madrid
Massimiliano Allegri’s side remain one of Europe’s best defensively, conceding just five in their last 16 games in all competitions.
On Saturday, victory in Turin against AC Milan saw Juventus move four points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A.
With their attention back on European action, the Italian giants now face the task of becoming the first side since 2015 to knock out the competition’s reigning champions.
Real Madrid comfortably saw off Las Palmas on Saturday. However, they remain 13 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona with just eight fixtures remaining.
On Tuesday, Juve will, of course, be extra wary of Cristiano Ronaldo who has been in spectacular form in the Champions League this season netting 12 times in just eight appearances.