World Class Italian Allegri opens up on possibly signing for Chelsea in coming days
Juventus coach Max Allegri has suggested that he will not be signing for Chelsea this summer as the replacement for Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri has told Chelsea he wants to return to Italy after just one season in England, after a number of fallings out with his top stars and the media, and Chelsea have reportedly told him that he is free to leave next week.
Sarri never felt comfortable living and working in England and has been tempted back to his homeland with a move to Juventus, who has decided to part ways with boss Allegri, despite the Italian boss bringing back another Seria A title.
Sarri feels he can leave with his head held high after winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions League, two things which he was brought in to try and accomplish at Chelsea.
But his departure from the club opened the door for Chelsea to seal a deal for Allegri, who is very keen on a move to the premier League.
Allegri has led Juventus to four successive league and cup doubles and two Champions League finals during his spell in charge, but reports have claimed that Juventus are eager to get back into the habit of challenging and then winning the Champions League titles, and decided to part ways with Allegri.
However, Speaking to Castello Sforzesco in Milan, he said: “I will stay [away] for a year because I have to get back my private life, to find my family, children and friends after so many years.
“These last 16 years I have been in a centrifuge.
“I will give my family, children and friends some affection.
“This year, I will need this [time off] in order to recharge my batteries for the next season.”
Alegri is regarded as one of the finest coaches in the game right now and is a tactical genius, so the fact that Chelsea have an opening when Sarri leaves will surely have tempted the Italian.
But maybe staying away this transfer window is the smart decision to make?