Max Allegri Turned Down Manchester United, Arsenal, PSG, and Chelsea While Still in Charge of Juventus

Allegri reportedly turned down offers from Man United, Arsenal, PSG, and Chelsea
Allegri reportedly turned down offers from Man United, Arsenal, PSG, and Chelsea / Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

Massimiliano Allegri reportedly turned down offers from Manchester United, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea while he was still in charge of Juventus.

The 53-year-old was hugely successful during his first stint in charge of the Old Lady, steering them to five successive Serie A crowns between 2015 and 2019, and returned to the club last month after they sacked Andrea Pirlo following a disappointing season.

Allegri's mentor, Giovanni Galeone, has revealed that the Italian received a number of proposals during his first stint with the Serie A giants. He told l Bianconero: "The last year that he was at Juventus, Allegri said no to five big offers.

"Chelsea tried twice in the space of 15 days and he always rejected every proposal. Then Real Madrid contacted him more than once, while Arsenal, PSG and Manchester United also tried. This was all in the space of a year, but he always said no.

"I do think that if Juve hadn't called, he would be in Madrid now, even though he wasn't entirely convinced by the organisation there. Nobody is, really."

Real Madrid were keen on bringing Allegri in to replace Zinedine Zidane, who left the club for a second time last month after a trophyless season, but Juventus were quick to bring in their former boss, and Galeona believes the right decisions were made.

He added on Allegri heading back to the Allianz Stadium: "If he’d returned last year, I don’t think I would’ve agreed to it, but now I am truly happy on his behalf, because the club realised it made a mistake by sacking him."