Massimiliano Allegri responds to Arsenal, Chelsea FC speculation

The Juventus head coach commits his future to the Serie A champions despite recent speculation

Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that he never had any intention of leaving Juventus despite reports linking the Italian head coach with a move to Arsenal or Chelsea FC.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new manager after their long-serving Frenchman Arsene Wenger stood down after 22 seasons in charge of the north London outfit.

Arsenal were linked with a potential move to appoint Allegri as their new head coach but their former captain Mikel Arteta appears more likely to take over the reins.

Chelsea FC could also be starting a search for a new manager given the uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at the west London side.

The Blues finished in fifth place in the Premier League table to miss out on a Champions League qualification spot for the second time in three seasons.

However, Allegri has pledged his allegiance to the Juventus despite the speculation surrounding his future in recent months.

“The percentage chance of me staying at Juve? Very high,” Allegri is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. “But I never had any doubts – we will sit down next week to plan to future.

“Next year will be more difficult and we need to keep raising our game. It’s in Juve’s DNA to be competitive on all fronts.

Allegri has won the Serie A title four times with Juventus, while the Turin outfit have lost two Champions League finals under the Italian coach.

Arsenal and Chelsea FC both finished outside the top-four places this season behind Manchester United, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur.

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