Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been strongly linked with the Chelsea job.
The rumours linking the Italian with a move to Stamford Bridge are getting stronger every day, and now an ex-manager has confirmed that Allegri is interested in a move to the West London club.
Giovanni Galeone, who coached Allegri at various clubs during his playing days and is considered to be his mentor, has revealed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has already made an offer for Allegri’s services.
He also mentioned that he expects Allegri to succeed Blues’ interim-manager Guus Hiddink in the summer.
“I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well,” the 75-year-old told Radio Radio.
“For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal Abramovich has offered is really fantastic.
“As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy.”
Meanwhile, Juventus have started looking for a replacement for Massimiliano Allegri.
Daily Express, exclusively, claims that the Turin club have identified current Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini to take over the club in the summer.
The Chilean manager is set to depart from Etihad Stadium in the summer as the club has already announced the summer arrival of Pep Guardiola as his replacement.
Some reports have also linked Pellegrini with the job at Stamford Bridge.
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