Max Allegri in frame for Arsenal job after Unai Emery exit

Max Allegri in frame for Arsenal job after Unai Emery exit

According to S,s understands there has been contact between Arsenal and Max Allegri over the vacant manager’s job.

Allegri left Juventus last summer after a spectacular period of success which saw him collect five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italias – as well as reaching two Champions League finals. It was revealed the club are looking for a “high-calibre head coach” to replace Emery, and that the 52-year-old Italian would fit the bill.

“I know Max Allegri would like to be the Arsenal manager,” he said. “I think there are some question marks over the fact his English is not perfect and he’s also the type of manager who would prefer to take over in the summer to have a full pre-season but I wouldn’t rule him out.

“The sense I’m getting is that Arsenal want a high-calibre head coach and they’re aware it could be difficult to attract one mid-season.”

However, he is reportedly on a sabbatical and will not accept another managerial role this season.

Another manager being strongly linked with the Emirates hot seat is Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian is currently in his second season in charge of Napoli, but is under contract until the end of the season.

However, like Arsenal, Napoli are without a win in the last seven games.

Allegri’s career to date

After an unremarkable playing career as a midfielder, Allegri rose to prominence in his sixth managerial job in seven years when he took the reigns at AC Milan in 2010, and a year later led them to their first Scudetto since 2004.

Barely two years later he was out of a job with Milan 11th in Serie A, and within six months took the reigns at Juventus. He announced his departure in the final months of last season, shortly after wrapping up his fifth straight league title, and last month admitted he was learning to speak English while he eyes up his next move.

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