Max Allegri’s mentor in management, Giovanni Galeone, has advised the current Juventus boss to leave the Italian giants and move to England. Galleon met with Allegri last week and argued that England would be a good fit for the Italian and that Arsenal are a ‘historic club’ (via Il Messaggero).
Arsene Wenger may not have publically stated whether or not he will leave Arsenal but the rumours over the Frenchman’s potential replacement continue to swirl on.
Juventus manager Max Allegri is one man who has been linked to the job and would be near the top of many Arsenal supporters’ lists of ideal replacements.
Now, Allegri’s mentor at Juventus, Giovanni Galeone, has revealed that he thinks it’s time the Italian left Juventus for another club. Allegri is on course to win his third consecutive Serie A in as many seasons with the Italian giants but for Galeone, it’s the right moment for the 49-year-old move on.
“I told him: after having won so much, it’s time to say enough,” Galeone told the Italian publication Il Messaggero.
“It’s not easy to leave Juve, but I hope he will go abroad. I think he’d do better in England than in Spain. I don’t imagine him in Germany.
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“It could be [time for him to move on]. Let’s see what happens in the Champions League and Italian Cup, but for me, it is time to change. ”
Galeone was then asked about the links to Arsenal and whether he thought Allegri and the Gunners would be a good fit.
“A historic club,” he went on. “It will depend on Wenger’s decision. Max could build an exciting team keeping with tradition there.
“There are players there that could adapt to his style.”
As interesting as these quotes are, it’s worth noting that Galeone has been wrong about Allegri’s career before. A little over a year ago, Galeone claimed that Allegri would, in fact, sign for Chelsea in the summer of 2016.
“I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well,” he told Italian radio in February 2016.
“He will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal Roman Abramovich has offered is really fantastic.”
That, of course, did not happen. Allegri remained at Juventus and Chelsea instead opted for the man who was at the Italian giants before him, Antonio Conte. The current Blues boss has obviously been a huge success with his team 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and into the FA Cup semi-final. Like Galeone said, we’ll just have to wait and see what Arsene Wenger does.