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Claudio Marchisio wants Jurgen Klopp at Juventus

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Claudio Marchisio would love Jurgen Klopp to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus if the latter is to indeed leave.

Allegri’s Juventus future has apparently been left hanging in the balance following their shock Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax.

The 51-year-old has upset supporters and pundits alike over his choice of tactics in recent games, with Juventus winning just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

Despite Allegri laughing off the growing rumours over his future last week, no word of confirmation has yet to come from the Bianconeri board.

It’s understood a meeting will take place on Wednesday between Allegri and club president Andrea Agnelli to decide whether to continue their working relationship next season.

And, should things head towards an exit for Allegri, Marchisio wants Liverpool boss Klopp to take charge in Turin – even though it’s unlikely.

When asked who he would like to replace Allegri if he leaves, Marchisio told Tuttosport: “One that I believe cannot be had: Jurgen Klopp.

“I like his game and I like his way of playing football until the death. He would do very well in Italian football.

“But, if Allegri remains, I wouldn’t see anything wrong with that, because he’s a coach who always wins.”

Marchisio ended his 25-year association with Juventus last year in favour of a move to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.

The Italian midfielder made a total of 389 appearances for Juventus, which puts him 18th in the club’s all-time list of games played.

Meanwhile, Allegri’s side will now turn their full focus on to their penultimate Serie A match of the season on Sunday.

After losing 2-0 at AS Roma last weekend, Juventus will be determined to end a three-match winless run before they head into the summer break.

ROME, ITALY – MAY 12: Edin Dzeko (C) with his teammates of AS Roma celebrate after the opening goal scored by Alessandro Florenzi during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on May 12, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)