Ex Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri has come out to say that he turned Real Madrid down when he was in Italy. He recently revealed that he doesn’t see himself returning to Turin anytime soon despite reports suggesting that.
According to him, he had to reject Real Madrid because he already promised Juventus that he would stay, not because he wasn’t tempted by the offer.
Allegri added that he wants to return to coaching in June because he still has a great passion for the game.
His words, “When Real Madrid called me three years ago, I had promised to Juventus that I would remain. That’s the only one I turned down.”
“I don’t know what Juve are missing. They are in the Coppa Italia Final, won the Supercoppa, are fighting for the top four. The Champions League is a bit of a lottery, it can turn on a sixpence.”
“I want to return in June because I have fun and I have great passion.”
On Juventus sack, “We reached a natural ending. There were differences of opinion. The President made the decision and I still have a good rapport with Andrea (Agnelli).”
“It was a great alchemy for five years, so many elements just clicked, we made some great moves on the transfer market, we had fun.”
“The hierarchy, so the president, (Fabio) Paratici and (Pavel) Nedved, decided to make a change. The end of that final season was the logical conclusion of the rapport between Juventus and me.”
“I remain very fond of Juventus, and on a professional level I really do get passionate about these clubs where I work, I did the same at Milan and Cagliari before that.”
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