Serie A champions Juventus have issued a hands-off warning to Arsenal regarding their manager Massimiliano Allegri after the Turin giants sealed their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Paulo Dybala’s first-half penalty last night saw Juventus secure a 3-0 aggregate victory over Porto and put their name in the hat for Friday’s draw, with Allegri’s side standing as one of the favourites to go all the way this season.
However, Allegri’s name has regularly been linked to Arsenal amidst the scrutiny surrounding Arsene Wenger’s future at the Emirates Stadium and many believe the Gunners would be the perfect fit for the Italian boss.
Juventus though are desperate to see Allegri stay with them beyond the summer and are pleased with his leadership, despite recent squad troubles as the manager clashed with both Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci- although both problems have since been resolved.
Speaking ahead of last night’s victory over Porto, Juventus director Beppe Marotta said:
‘We are very happy with Allegri. It seems wise for a club and director to continue working with a coach who is not only a good tactician, but also a good professional and a real leader in the locker room, a characteristic that is increasingly important in modern football.’
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