La Gazzetta: Madrid set their sights on Allegri
According to the Milanese paper, the Juventus manager could be brought in to replace Zidane should Real Madrid fail to win the Champions League.
Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting today that Florentino Pérez is keen to recruit Massimiliano Allegri, the current Juventus manager, as a replacement for Zinedine Zidane should the Frenchman fail to win the Champions League this season. The Milanese publication claims that the Real Madrid president’s interest in the 48-year-old tactician was sparked last year when The Old Lady dumped Los Blancos out of the European competition at the semi-final stage.
Allegri comes highly recommended by former AC Milan president Adriano Galliani, who is a close friend of Pérez. The Livorno native was in charge of the Rossoneri for three and a half seasons, and won the league title during his first campaign at the helm (2010-11).
Real Madrid are not the only team that have Allegri in their crosshairs. His achievements in Serie A have also garnered a lot of attention from Premier League clubs. He still has a year left on his contract with the Turin club and has an offer on the table to extend his deal until 2018 for 4.7 million euros per season. At present, he earns 2.4 million euros per season, excluding bonuses.
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