Juventus respond to talk Max Allegri will replace Conte at Chelsea

Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta has dismissed claims that Max Allegri has agreed to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer.

Reports in Italy on Thursday morning claimed Blues owner Roman Abramovich has lost patience with Conte and is ready to call time on his two-year reign in the summer. Furthermore, it was suggested Abramovich had already had an agreement in principle to appoint Allegri as his success at Stamford Bridge.

And while Allegri is believed to be open to one day managing in the Premier League, Marotta has been quick to respond to the rumours.

Speaking to RAI Sports, Marotta said of the claims: “He [Allegri] still has a two-year contract, but will stay with us for a long time. Last year, we missed the icing on the cake [the Champions League]. This year, we will try again. The Champions League is always our number one target.”


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