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Saturday December 7 2019
Bentancur: 'I can be the best, if...'

Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur confesses that Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard were his idols growing up, and was told he “needs to score more goals,” by Max Allegri and Maurizio Sarri.

The Uruguayan was speaking to DAZN ahead of tonight's showdown with third-placed Lazio and believes that he needs to work on becoming a regular scorer from midfield.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Allegri: 'Be prepared for next season'

Max Allegri confirmed he will not take any jobs this season, but he’s working on his English. “After five years at Juventus, I don’t want to go back into the game and do badly.”

The tactician has been linked with numerous jobs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, but seems determined to wait for his opportunity.

“In June. I don't know if you can call it a sabbatical or not,” Allegri told ESPN FC.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Bonucci regrets 'certain decisions'

Leonardo Bonucci explained the difficulties of “accepting change” with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus and why he “would not have made certain decisions” again.

The Italy defender was speaking at the Allianz Juventus Stadium, interviewed by TEDx speaker Rudy Bandiera as part of a workshop on generational change.

“I’m starting to move across to the older side of the group now. If I think back to the Leonardo I was two or three years ago, I would not have made certain decisions,” said Bonucci.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Paratici: 'Miha close to Juve job'

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was close to getting the Juventus job earlier in his career, reveals sporting director Fabio Paratici.

Mihajlovic restored his reputation as a top Serie A coach last season, guiding Bologna to safety after failed spells in charge of Milan and Torino. 

And Paratici says it was a “relief” to see the Serb back in a dugout.

“It was very nice to see him on the bench, a relief,” he told Tuttosport. “I am a friend of Sinisa’s, a very good friend.

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Friday November 29 2019
Reports: Allegri rejects Arsenal

Reports say former Juventus boss Max Allegri has rejected the chance to take over at Arsenal.

Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juve at the end of last season, and both Sky Sports and Gazzetta dello Sport claim he was approached with a view to replacing the sacked Unai Emery.

However, they agree the 52-year-old passed up the opportunity as he wants to see out his sabbatical, ahead of making a comeback next summer.

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Friday November 29 2019
Allegri or Ancelotti for Arsenal?

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri and Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti have emerged as contenders to succeed Unai Emery at Arsenal.

Last night’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League proved to be the Spaniard’s last game in charge of the Gunners, and now the club is looking for a replacement.

The Telegraph reports Arsenal are looking at Ancelotti, who is going through a difficult period at the San Paolo.

However, the Partenopei would be entitled to significant compensation as the 60-year-old is contracted to Napoli until 2021.

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Sunday November 24 2019
Allegri option for Napoli?

Former Juventus coach Max Allegri was spotted in the stands at San Siro, chatting intently to Napoli staff members after the 1-1 draw with Milan.

The tactician’s presence at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for last night’s Serie A match did not go unnoticed.

Video also circulated after the game of Allegri listening intently to Napoli press officer Guido Baldari.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Spurs: Allegri no, Mourinho yes

Reports in Italy claim Max Allegri is sticking by his sabbatical, so Tottenham Hotspur are now close to appointing former Inter boss Jose Mourinho.

Allegri was among the early favourites to replace the sacked Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, alongside Mourinho and Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira states the 52-year-old will honour his decision to take a year off.

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Tuesday November 19 2019
Ancelotti & Allegri among Spurs favourites

Carlo Ancelotti and Max Allegri are among the early favourites to become the next Tottenham Hotspur boss after Mauricio Pochettino’s dismissal.

Tottenham announced on Tuesday evening they had sacked Pochettino after a poor start to the season.

The onus is now on who will replace the Argentine, and two of the three coaches with the shortest odds are Ancelotti and Allegri.

The Napoli boss has two years left on his contract but is currently encountering difficulties at the San Paolo following an incident of player mutiny.

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Friday November 15 2019
Who is the real Ronaldo?

How can Cristiano Ronaldo go from unfit Juventus disappointment to a Portugal hat-trick in a matter of days? Emmet Gates analyses the situation.

A penny for Maurizio Sarri’s thoughts last night upon seeing the supposedly injured Cristiano Ronaldo majestically curl a shot into the left-hand corner of the Lithuania goal in the 22nd minute. It was Ronaldo’s second of a hat trick – his seventh for Portugal since turning 30 – that went viral.  If he’s hurt, as Sarri maintains, he’s hiding it fairly well.

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