Report: Allegri to meet Juventus chief to discuss his future

ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 27: Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri looks on during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on January 27, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Chairman Andrea Agnelli will hold talks with Massimiliano Allegri to discuss his future at Juventus after next week’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid.

Since arriving from AC Milan in the summer of 2014 to replace Antonio Conte, Allegri has won domestic doubles in all of his four seasons in charge at Turin.

The Italian coach has even won 185 of his 256 games in charge of Juventus and seems on course for his most impressive campaign in the dugout, so far, with the Old Lady enjoying a stunning 16-point lead at the top of the Serie A standings.

Despite his great success in Turin, however, the 51-year-old has remained lightly tipped on his future plans with doubts only growing stronger last month after he announced that “nothing is certain”.

As a result of Allegri’s comments, Inter Milan have been strongly linked with a surprise move for the former AC Milan coach thanks to new director Beppe Marotta.

Prior to joining Inter in December, Marotta had spent eight years as a director of Juventus and worked closely alongside Allegri.

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Therefore, the 61-year-old is allegedly keen to reunite with Allegri at the San Siro as current manager Luciano Spalletti seems increasingly set to be shown the door this summer.

Now Sky Sports reports that Agnelli wants to hold some clear the air talks with Allegri over his future plans at end of Juventus’ return leg against Atletico in their last-16 Champions League tie.

Currently, the Serie A champions are 2-0 down on aggregate for next Tuesday’s second leg in Turin and, therefore, Agnelli does not wish to interfere with preparations for what is arguably their biggest match of the season so far.

The Bianconeri chairman has reportedly set a deadline until the end of March for a final answer from Allegri as to whether or not he will be the manager for next season.

Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte have all been linked with Juventus.

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – JANUARY 15: Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri during the Juventus press conference – Italian Supercup previews on January 15, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)