Duncan Castles has revealed that Massimiliano Allegri, who has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham is eyeing a move to the Santiago Bernebeu.
Allegri, who led Juventus to one of the most dominant spells in the club’s history has been out of work since parting ways with the Old Lady back in 2019.
The Italian is reportedly one of the names on Spurs’ radar to replace Jose Mourinho and it has been claimed that he is open to taking over at Tottenham, with his representatives having sounded out his interest to the club.
However, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has cast doubt on Allegri’s proposed move to Spurs, revealing that the North London club’s hierarchy have concerns over the former Juve boss’ grasp of English.
Castles has now revealed that Allegri is not open to returning to Juve despite the Serie A giants wanting him back.
The journalist explained that the 53-year-old is now waiting to see if the Real Madrid job opens up.
Castles said on The Transfer Window Podcast: “Max Allegri, who Agnelli has been looking at to come back as coach, I am told, has now decided that he won’t return to Juventus.
“He doesn’t want to be part of the club when there isn’t a strong budget to work with.”
“He has, I am told, an offer from Napoli to take over from Gennaro Gattuso, which he is interested in. He is waiting to see if the Real Madrid job opens up.
“If Zidane decides to leave or if he is shifted out at the end of the season, he is hoping if that happens, he will be asked to replace Zidane given his good relationship with Florentino Perez.”
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With the futures of Allegri, Conte, Zidane (and to a lesser extent Hansi Flick) yet to be sorted, I am not surprised that Daniel Levy is playing the waiting game rather than rushing to make an appointment.
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