How good would Max Allegri be as Arsenal manager?
This is the second in a series of articles I intend to write over the next week or so about potential Unai Emery replacements. The first was on Jose Mourinho and now it is time for the former Juventus kingpin, Massimiliano Allegri.
There are only a few unattached managers that have the CV of the Italian and it’s understandable that some Gunners fans want him.
Allegri left the Old Ladies at the end of last season and is now on a one-year sabbatical. In better words, he is available.
Allegri is a proven manager, he won 70 per cent of his games as Juventus manager and he would bring in a winning mentality to the Arsenal dressing room. He has won five consecutive league titles with the Italians among other trophies.
Having managed in such a difficult league, Allegri would bring much-needed stability at the back as his team were never accused of being defensively deficient.
He has also managed some of the game’s biggest stars which means he comes with enough experience to get the best out of stars like Mesut Ozil. He has the credibility to unite the dressing room and get the fans onside.
Despite being one of the most successful managers in Italy, Allegri’s Juventus were hardly the envy of other teams for their style of play because they were too pragmatic and hardly exciting.
Despite having the likes of Paulo Dybala and Ronaldo, Allegri still setup his team just to get results and he didn’t care about the style of play.
His teams also seem to rely on superstars like Dybala, Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain, it would be hard for him to get the funds to sign players of that calibre.
Allegri also hardly promoted youth players, which would go against the culture of the club somewhat.
The manager that Arsenal needs now has to be one that would achieve success under their current budget and would continue the tradition of fielding academy players among other things.
This is the second in a series of articles that I will be doing and all words are my own perception and opinion.