Former Juventus coach, Marcello Lippi, has revealed that he’s not exactly surprised by Arsenal and other clubs’ reported interest in current Juve boss, Massimiliano Allegri.

Arsenal have been linked with the Italian manager an increasing amount over the past few months and although Allegri claims he wants to stay at Juve, there are reports that, behind the scenes, the situation has become a little strained.

As it stands, if Arsene Wenger is leaving at the end of the season, as many believe he should, Allegri is a pretty good candidate and considering Arsenal’s bizarre form this season, fans will be waiting for news on the boss’ future with abated breath.

Speaking to Sky Sports Italia recently (via FourFourTwo), former Italy coach, Lippi, admitted that he’s not surprised by the interest in Allegri given his success.

“When a coach wins two-three championships in a row and reached the final of the Champions League it is normal that other teams are especially important to make proposals,” Lippi said.

“It happened to me many times, but if you are the coach of Juventus you do not take into account these teams.”

Right now, I strongly believe that the club needs a change and while I’d prefer we hired someone of Allegri or Diego Simeone’s credentials, I’d rather hear that bookies’ favourite, Eddie Howe, is indeed our next manager than not hear anything at all.

The silence is deafening.