Thursday August 9 2018
Allegri: Honoured by Madrid, but…

Max Allegri admits he was ‘honoured’ to be considered by ‘biggest club’ Real Madrid but insists ‘I made the right decision’ to stay at Juventus.

Allegri was one of the names tipped to fill the Madrid vacancy after Zinedine Zidane’s shock departure, but the Juve Coach made it clear he was a man of his word.

“I said ‘no’ to Real Madrid because I made a commitment with the President,” he told Stile Mese.

“Therefore, my maximum respect for Juventus and given word were why I rejected the call of Real Madrid, the biggest club in the world and the dream for every Coach.

“I’d be a hypocrite if I said I wasn’t honoured by their consideration, but I’m absolutely convinced that I made the right decision.

“Am I a ‘bandiera’ like Buffon or Del Piero? I absolutely don’t want to be equated with them because they’re players who wrote Juventus’ history, whereas I’ve only been here for four years.”

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