Monday March 7 2016
Allegri: ‘Not leaving Juventus’

Massimiliano Allegri confirms “next year I will still be Coach of Juventus” despite links with other clubs.

The tactician has been linked with Chelsea, though it now appears Antonio Conte will take over at Stamford Bridge, as well as Real Madrid.

“Next year I’ll still be Coach of Juventus, because I still have another year on my contract,” Allegri told Sky as he received the Golden Bench award for the best Coach of last season.

“It’s 100 per cent [certain], there’s never been anything [with other clubs]. Now we approach the end of the season trying to win the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia, and we’ll see what happens in the Champions League.

“I’m fine here and there are no problems.”

Allegri also took the opportunity to thank his team after he was named Coach of the year.

“This award has important meaning, because it means the whole team did well. I thank the players, the staff and the whole club.

“Who did I vote for? [Lazio’s Stefano] Pioli.

“Next year? I don’t know, it depends on how the season ends. [Napoli’s Maurizio] Sarri will definitely be a candidate.

“[Frosinone’s Roberto] Stellone and [Carpi’s Fabrzio] Castori have done extraordinary things and they’re showing that again this year.”

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