As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Allegri admits rejecting Real Madrid to return to Juventus

Max Allegri says he turned down the Real Madrid job to return to Juventus.

Allegri has signed a four-year deal with the Bianconeri, returning two years after his sacking.

“I must thank Real Madrid president for the opportunity he gave me. I picked Juventus because of my love for this club and because I believe in this young team. It's going to be amusing to coach these players, but we must win as well. It's the most important thing," Allegri said.

The 53-year-old had already rejected a move to Real Madrid in 2018, so it was the second time Allegri said no to Florentino Perez.

“I feel thrilled and amused. I've had all young players so far, good players who did well on Saturday in the first friendly match of the summer," the Italian continued.

“The first-team players are coming back, they will all be available from Tuesday. Now it's not time to talk about the past, we need to focus on the future.

“I thank the other clubs who had made an offer to me, but I woke up in the morning and called Andrea [Agnelli], asking him for a meeting.

“I am grateful he allowed me to return to coaching and win, which is what matters the most. I watched many games during my time off, especially at the end of the second year."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free