Arsenal may well be onto their replacement for Arsene Wenger should the Frenchman step down this summer, with Juventus manager Massimo Allegri reportedly wanting to move to north London (via Independent).
The Gunners boss marked his 20th year in charge in October and with his current contract running down with no confirmation of a signed deal as of yet, some potential names have been floating about with Allegri one of the hottest.
According to the report, the Juve bosses agent has been in contact with Arsenal and has been encouraged by the prospect of replacing the clubs longest standing manager.
Allegri first made a name for himself with AC Milan winning Serie A in 2010/11, before seeing his squad dismantled and consequently struggled. He later took over from Antonio Conte at Juventus and has won the Seria A title/Coppa Italia double in two consecutive years, reaching the Champions League Final in 2015 only to lose at the hands of a rampant Barcelona.
The Arsenal managerial role has been a topic of hot debate, many fans are eager to see Arsene Wenger step down, while others are more focused on where we finish in May before making a decision. Allegri is one of many managers touted for the position, with RB Leipzig boss Ralph Husenhuttl and A.F.C Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe the frequent names thrown around while Diego Simeone is the unlikely superstar manager mooted.
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Of the names mentioned, Allegri seems the most likely considering his strained relationship with the press in Italy that has caused friction despite his success at the helm of Juve. His record is very good in Italy and is a much more established name over Husenhuttl and Howe, while Simeone is an unlikely target considering he is linked with the Inter job but would be the most exciting acquisition certainly.
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