Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri offered Chelsea job, says Giovanni Galeone
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 09/02/16 11:51pm
Massimiliano Allegri's former manager Giovanni Galeone says the Italian will become Chelsea's new boss in the summer after receiving a "fantastic" offer from Roman Abramovich.
On Monday, Juventus director Beppe Marotta insisted Allegri would not be leaving his post as the club's manager and dismissed reports linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge.
But Galeone, who managed Allegri during their time together at Pescara, says the 48-year-old will move to England and has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.
"I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well. As one of the five best coaches in the world, he will leave Juventus, it makes no sense to remain still in Italy," he told Radio Radio.
"For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the proposal offered by Roman Abramovich is really fantastic.
"Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer."
Chelsea's interim-manager Guus Hiddink has refused to commit himself to the club beyond the end of the season and recently revealed he had been approached to manage in the Chinese Super League.
Allegri won the Serie A title during his first season at Milan in 2010-11 and spent three-and-a-half years at the San Siro before joining Juventus in the summer of 2014.
In his first season in charge, he guided Juve to the league title and Coppa Italia, and reached the Champions League final which they lost to Bayern Munich.
Juventus have won their past 14 league matches and sit second in the table, two points off leaders Napoli.