Another manager can now be crossed off the shortlist of potential Arsene Wenger replacements: Massimiliano ‘Max’ Allegri.
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Not only have Sevilla confirmed that Jorge Sampaoli will now be coaching the Argentina national team, Max Allegri is set to stay at Juventus.
Although Wenger seems set to sign a new deal with Arsenal, Allegri was one of the most likely managers to replace the Frenchman should he leave.
However, the Juventus boss has always said he wants to stay at his current club.
Speaking recently, the 49-year-old reiterated his desire to remain in charge of the Serie A champions.
“As for my contract, at the right time the club will decide, they’ll call me because at the end of the day I have a contract until 2018,” Allegri said.
“So, as I’ve repeated 1500 billion times: I have a contract until 2018, the club can call me or not call me. After that we’ll see.
“I want to stay, then we have to talk. We’ll see.
“Will the Champions League final affect my decision? Absolutely not, I’ve already taken my decision so we’ll meet when the club deems it appropriate.
“In five years I have a fairly clear idea (of where I’ll be), but I won’t say it now because it would cause a pandemonium.
“So I’ll tell you later, but I think in five years my path will be completely different to what it is now.”
Allegri has won Serie A four times – once with Milan, three times with Juve.
He’s also won the Coppa Italia three times, including this season, helped the Old Lady reach the 2015 Champions League final and has reached it again this year.
He would have been a good replacement.