Juventus boss Massimilano Allegri has downplayed speculation he could replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.
The Italian is one of several high-profile names linked with taking over at the Emirates should Wenger step down at the end of the season when his current contract expires.
Allegri has previously insisted he “would not confirm or deny” rumours he is poised for a move to the Premier League and was once again asked about a move to England following his side’s win over Palermo on Friday night.
“How’s my English?” he joked with reporters according to The Independent. “I started learning before [my time at] Milan — now I have left it.
“They say I will go to Arsenal? You all say that, I just listen.”
Allegri had appeared to be one of the favourites to replace Wenger with Thomas Tuchel also frequently linked and Leonardo Jardim and Roger Schmidt also believed to be in the race.
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Wenger appeared defiant in Friday’s press conference, defending his record at the club and insisting he would be managing next season, whether at Arsenal or at another club.
Arsenal’s humiliating defeat to Bayern in midweek has led to fresh speculation Wenger still step down after 20 years in charge, although he has insisted he will not decide his future until March or April.
Wenger’s side must now bounce back from their midweek disappointment on Monday night when they face Sutton United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.