Allegri very happy to stay at Juventus

2017-01-09 18:16
Massimiliano Allegri (Getty Images)

Milan - Head coach Massimiliano Allegri wants to stay at Juventus until they kick him out and has ruled out a move to the Premier League in the near future.

The 49-year-old former AC Milan boss, who has guided Juventus to two consecutive Scudettos, is seen as the ideal candidate to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Wenger's contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season and has said he won't look to resolve his future until the end of their current campaign.

Following the 3-0 win over Bologna in Serie A on Sunday, where Juventus restored their four-point advantage over Roma, Allegri told Sky Sport Italia: "I am studying English, but I have been for many years.

"It's incredible, the very day I arrived in London with my daughter, I walked through the airport and saw a giant picture of me on the newspaper saying I was meant to be joining Arsenal. 'Damn it', I said, 'today this had to happen?'

"I am very happy at Juventus and until they kick me out, I'm content to stay."

Allegri added that his main priority this season is to win the Serie A while he will try his best in the massively competitive Champions League after losing to Barcelona in last year's final.

"Our primary objective is the Scudetto and it is absolutely not easy, because Roma are pushing, so are Napoli, and we need at least 85 points to be sure of the title," he said.

"The Champions League is a very different type of tournament where one incident can make all the difference.

"Over a league season, these things even themselves out, whereas in Europe you've got one chance."

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