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Massimiliano Allegri enjoys ‘amusing’ Juventus exit rumours

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Massimiliano Allegri has laughed off rumours claiming that his time at Juventus is up and revealed that talks will be held with president Andrea Agnelli next week.

Despite winning the Serie A in all five of his campaigns in charge of Juventus, Allegri’s future has been in doubt for some time.

The Bianconeri boss has found his methods being heavily criticised recently amid the club’s unsuccessful bid at Champions League glory this season.

The arrival of five-time winner and record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid prompted hope that Juventus’ painful 23-year wait for European glory would come to an end.

While Ronaldo was at his sublime best during the knockout stages, Juventus still went crashing out in the quarter-finals to Ajax in April.

Atalanta had also knocked them out of the Coppa Italia in January, which ended a run of four consecutive domestic doubles.

Therefore, Italian news outlet La Stampa claimed that Allegri had agreed to leave Juventus on Wednesday amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

“I enjoy reading and hearing everything,” said Allegri, according to BBC.

“It’s amusing. This morning, I thought about what they might have done to me if I hadn’t won any trophy in these years. But I have fun, it’s part of the game and brings some bit of movement as we finished the championship a month ago.”

The Juventus coach added: “Next week I will meet with the president. We will be speaking in general terms, as we do every year. Before Ajax I told him I would stay.

“With the president, I have an excellent relationship of mutual respect and honesty.

“I’ve had my ideas for six months on how to proceed. Now I’ll share those ideas with the president and, together, we’ll see if they work.”

Juventus will take a trip to the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to face AS Roma in the Serie A. Kick-off will begin at 20:30 (CET).

TURIN, ITALY – MAY 03: Head coach Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Torino FC on May 03, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)