English Premiership

'No truth' in Chelsea rumours for Allegri

2016-02-10 17:00
Massimiliano Allegri (Getty Images)
  Video

The famous 'dab' dance has been demonstrated by several football stars around the world including the legendary Edgar Davids.

Milan - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has again distanced himself from the Chelsea manager's job amid claims he will replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season.

Allegri, who steered the Turin giants to the Champions League final last year, has a contract until June 2017 but is reported to be the Blues' number one choice to replace former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Reports in England on Wednesday claimed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had ruled Diego Simeone out of contention for the job because he does not like the Atletico Madrid coach's playing style.

Although former Juventus coach Antonio Conte has also been linked to the club, the spotlight is firmly on Allegri due to his success with the club last season.

But ahead of Juve's top-of-the-table clash against Napoli on Saturday, he said: "There's no truth in it. I can't deny or confirm something that doesn't exist.

"Once and for all, let's end this discussion."

Allegri took over from current Italy coach Conte in time for the start of last season and led Juve to a fourth consecutive Serie A title, their first league and Cup double in 20 years and their first Champions League final appearance since 2003.

Juve were outclassed 3-1 by Barcelona but their run to the final provided a huge boost for the club and for cash-strapped Italian football as a whole.

Speculation that Allegri would soon quit Turin for London increased on Monday when Giovanni Galeone, who coached Allegri at several clubs during his playing career and is described as his mentor, said Chelsea had made Allegri a "fantastic offer".

"If I was Allegri, I would walk to Chelsea and I think he will end up there at the end of the season," Galeone said in an interview with Radio Radio.

"He's performing miracles (at Juventus) considering that during the summer he didn't get any of the players he'd asked for. I think he will go to Chelsea because the offer is really fantastic."

A win for Napoli would see Maurizio Sarri's league leaders open up a five-point lead over the Old Lady at the top of Serie A.

But while currently in denial mode, Allegri appeared not to rule out a future move to England.

Allegri added: "The thing that's fundamental for me right now is to get to the end of the season with Juventus and try to win some trophies, even though that won't be easy."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Friday, 10 April 2020
Newcastle United v West Ham United, St. James' Park 02:00
Saturday, 11 April 2020
Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Carrow Road 02:00
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 02:00
Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth, Old Trafford 02:00
Southampton v Manchester City, St. Mary's Stadium 02:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 02:00
Burnley v Sheffield United, Turf Moor 02:00
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Liverpool v Aston Villa, Anfield 02:00
Chelsea v Watford, Stamford Bridge 02:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.