Massimiliano Allegri Linked With Arsenal Job

Just like some of his star players, Arsene Wenger future at the Emirates is shrouded in uncertainty, though the Frenchman is widely expected to step down when his contract expires at the end of this season.

There were reports of a possible extension of the former Monaco boss at the London club but it has not been authenticated by a reliable source.

A number of managers – among whom are Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simone and former player Dennis Bergkamp- has been linked with his job but all concerned parties, including the club hierarchy have been silenced about it. Wenger has also confirmed talks about his future will not be decided until towards the end of the season.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is the latest to be linked with the job. As reported by The Sun, the 49-year-old has shown interest in replacing Wenger at Arsenal and his agent has already held “positive discussions with the Gunners”.

He is expected to leave the Italian Champions at the season and could be heading to the Emirates with Wenger also envisaged to be exiting the club, though not yet certain.

However, Allegri has denied such claims and even if he hasn’t, he doesn’t seem to be the right candidate to take over at Arsenal due to two major reasons. Although his records are proven and has won major honours at Juventus and AC Milan.

The Italian boss has decided to retire at the age of 55 which is just six years from now, meaning Arsenal have to look elsewhere if they are searching for a long-term manager like Wenger who has spent twenty years at the club.

Besides, Allegri has plans of spending parts of those six years in managing the Italian national team which is definitely not good for a team that craves stability.

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