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Massimiliano Allegri took over the job of Juventus in 2014, replacing Antonio Conte who left to join the Italy National team.
The 50 year old has since won four straight Serie A titiles with the Turin side, marking a record seven consecutive Serie A titles in total, while also reaching the Champions League final in 2015-16 where the club lost out to Madrid.
There was doubt over the manager’s future after the season ended and was linked with a summer exit. He had been linked with two of Europe’s top jobs in recent weeks, as both Chelsea and Real Madrid showed interest in the Italian.
Conte has been linked with a summer exit for quite some now after a decline in club’s performances this season. The coach’s future has been under scrutiny since before the season began, as he negotiated a pay-rise without extending his contract and complaints over the club’s transfer policy.
Though the Italian is still the manager of the Blues but is expected to leave the club and former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has been tipped to replace him.
Zinedine Zidane won 3rd consecutive Champions League title with the La Liga giants last month but surprisingly resigned from the club. The club since has been linked with hoist of managers with former AC Milan manager one of them.
Though the Spanish side have appointed former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their new manager for next seasons.
Allegri has confirmed interest from both the clubs and even claimed that he was given the chance to become Zidane’s successor.But rejected the chances as he reaffirmed his commitment to the Serie A giants and believes he made the right decision to stay in Italy.
“Did I say no to those two clubs? Let’s just say that I have said yes to Juventus, respecting the agreement that I have struck with the board,” he told Sky Sport as quoted by Goal.
“I am grateful to president Florentino Perez for taking me into consideration.
“I have always liked Juventus’ plans, which are renewed every year with the aim of always winning. I will look to continue the improvements that we began four years ago, alongside [Beppe] Marotta, [Fabio] Paratici, [Pavel] Nedved and the president.”