Revealed: the only time that Max Allegri can become Arsenal’s next manager.
Arsenal has been linked with several managers since the club started struggling under Unai Emery this season and one of the managers tipped to replace the Spaniard has been Max Allegri.
Allegri dominated Italian football as the manager of Juventus before he left them last summer.
He has been linked with several high-profile jobs since the start of the season but he remains unattached.
Arsenal spoke with the former Milan boss after the departure of Arsene Wenger, but they hired Unai Emery instead because of his record across Europe.
Goal via Express Sport is reporting that the Italian has come onto Arsenal’s radar again, but he won’t be able to replace Emery at this time.
According to the report, Allegri is currently taking the year out and resting from all football-related activities and the earliest he can get back into management would be in the summer.
Should Arsenal decide to fire Emery, they would have to name other targets on their list as his replacement or wait until the summer to name Allegri as their permanent boss.
That said, all is not lost, just because a manager says he will not take a job until such and such time does not mean he cannot be persuaded.
But therein lies the issue for Arsenal. It will be very difficult for them to offer up incentives right now. No Champions League football, little money to spend, disgruntled players and so on.