The bomb has been dropped. Max Allegri has reportedly announced that he will replaced at Turin by “a manager coming from Manchester”.
The Juventus boss coached the Old Lady outfit for five seasons, winning five league titles, a Serie A record in itself. He however, failed to win any Champions League trophy which means that Juventus were always likely to let him go.
Howevr, who will be the boss to replace him at Turin was a big task. Names like Mauricio Pochettino, Maurizio Sarri and Jose Mourinho have been thrown up but none bigger than Pep Guardiola has come to the rumour mill.
However, given Pep’s current contract at Manchester City, it was thought to be unlikely deal. In fact, Manchester City board member Alberto Galassi is convinced Pep is staying.
“As a City board member, I was surprised to read such codswallop,” he said. “He’s our coach and he wants to stay with us. He can’t understand how his word is not being heard. It’s all a falsehood.
“The first thing a serious club does in these cases is to contact the other club. It’s unthinkable that City are unaware of his supposed presentation in just a few days.
However, Allegri’s comments could turn the whole tables now!