Former coach says Masimilliano Allegri will be the new manager at Chelsea
Former coach Giovanni Galeone expects current Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri to take over at Chelsea this summer. The Italian is considered to be among the frontrunners for the job with some reports even claiming that he has already signed a four-year contract.
The Juventus manager has continued to play down links of his move to Stamford Bridge with his contract at Juventus not due to expire until 2017. However, Galeone who was the coach of Allegri during his playing career feels that the Italian will be in the Premier League next summer.
"I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well," the 75-year-old told Radio Radio.
"Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer: from Mario Gotze, to Isco.”
"For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich has offered is really fantastic.”
"As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy."
Juventus General Manager feels Allegri should not leave Juventus for Chelsea
Beppe Marotta, the general manager of Juventus feels there is no point in Allegri switching from Juventus to Chelsea.
"Chelsea are a top club and it's obvious that they are evaluating coaches who are worthy of working there, but all I can say is that Allegri is already at a top club and if I were him, I would think twice before leaving Juventus," Marotta told Mediaset Television.
"We speak with Allegri every day and we have a relaxed relationship with him, and there are all the conditions to continue working with this coach."
Italian manager Antonio Conte has also been linked to the job in recent times with Conte expressing a wish to return to club management.
"Conte and Allegri are both top coaches and considering Chelsea are a top club, they could be among the candidates," Marotta added. "I wouldn't know what Conte's plans are for the future, but clearly 'made in Italy' is still a big draw in the coaching market."
Roman Abramovich’s next choice of Chelsea manager will definitely be interesting with a host of big names being associated with the post.