Breaking! “I’m off to Arsenal” – Massimiliano Allegri tells friends

Arsene Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal for more than 20years but he has been tipped to quit at the end of this term.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly told friends he’s decided to leave the club for a move to Arsenal at the end of this season, according to sources in Italy.

The 49-year-old is into his third season as Juve boss, but the search for his replacement has apparently already begun as he has chosen to move on and take up the chance to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

Allegri had a notable falling out with star player Leonardo Bonucci after a recent win over Palermo, and is said to feel aggrieved that the club didn’t defend him more during the saga.

According to Calciomercato, this has led the Italian tactician to end his association with the Serie A giants this summer, which he revealed to close friends over dinner.

This would be a big appointment for Arsenal, who have been led by Wenger for nearly 21 years in what was initially a hugely successful reign for the Frenchman in north London.

However, Wenger is yet to sign an extension to his contract with the Gunners, which is due to expire at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Given the team’s lack of recent success and further disappointing results in the Premier League and Champions League this term, there has been increasing talk that this could be Wenger’s final year with Arsenal.

Allegri has long been talked up as the leading candidate to replace the 67-year-old, and it seems he’s ready to make the move to the Premier League.

 

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