Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has hinted that he wants a new challenge, according to reports.
The 49-year-old has been heavily linked with a managerial switch to Arsenal this term but previously refused to rule out a stay in Italy for the foreseeable future.
The club themselves also revealed that they were happy with him last month, so these developments are both surprising as they are sudden.
Many skeptical Arsenal supporters have been expecting the club to announce a two-year extension for Wenger. So while this news might seem interesting, it should be taken with a pinch of salt in the long-run.
Top of the league in Serie A, set to face AS Monaco in the Champions League semi-finals and a Coppa Italia final to contest in early June. Who would want to leave a club like that?
Allegri’s demands over his managerial power could test the club’s resolve, depending on whether they succeed in winning the Champions League trophy that has eluded them since 1996. He wants full control over transfers and a longer contract than they’re willing to offer, reports suggest.
When questioned about his future ahead of their clash with Genoa today he said, “I am happy at Juventus but we can still do more, one always needs new motivations.” Whether he’s talking about the club going forward or his personal future elsewhere remains to be seen, but time will ultimately tell.
Needless to say, this has been spun as him hinting that he wants the Arsenal job.