Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that he rejected the chance to join Real Madrid this summer following the departure of Zinedine Zidane and decided to remain at Italian Champions Juventus
Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with a host of managerial positions this summer, ranging from Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier league to lucrative offers outside of Europe.
The 50-year-old even emerged as one of the leading candidates to take over at the Santiago Bernabéu ahead of the new season.
Real Madrid havepresident Florentino Pérez personally contacted the Italian head coach after Zidane announced he would be leaving the club this summer, but Allegri rebuffed Madrid’s approach, insisting that his future remained at Juventus.
“Florentino Pérez contacted me for Real Madrid job but I’ve refused, my future is at Juventus,” Allegri admitted, quoted by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.