January 11, 2019

Massimiliano Allegri would accept Arsenal job – but on one condition

Massimiliano Allegri would accept Arsenal job - but on one condition
Massimiliano Allegri is keen on replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. (PA Wire)

Massimiliano Allegri is not completely out of the running to replace Arsene Wenger but the Italian wants assurances from Arsenals hierarchy over their power structure and transfer policy, according to reports.

Allegri secured Juventus seventh consecutive Series A title on Sunday evening and after the goalless draw against Roma, the 50-year-old distanced himself from a potential move to Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal are exploring several different candidates to replace Arsenal Wenger, and Allegri is on the Gunners shortlist.

But according to the Daily Star, while Allegri is keen to succeed Wenger the Italian wants Arsenal to give him a greater control of transfers.

As it stands, chief executive Ivan Gazidis works alongside head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and the head of football relations Raul Sanllehi to finalise contracts as well as discuss potential transfer targets.

TOPSHOT - Juventus players lift Juventus' coach from Italy Massimiliano Allegri after winning the Italian Tim Cup (Coppa Italia) final Juventus vs AC Milan at the Olympic stadium on May 9, 2018 in Rome. Juventus crushed AC Milan 4-0 on today at the Stadio Olimpico to win a fourth consecutive Italian Cup. Mehdi Benatia opened the floodgates after 56 minutes for the first of a double of the night for the Moroccan with Douglas Costa also finding the net in the space of nine minutes. A Nikola Kalinic own goal accounted for the fourth / AFP PHOTO / Isabella BonottoISABELLA BONOTTO/AFP/Getty Images
Allegri has guided Juventus to their seventh consecutive Serie A title. (AFP/Getty Images)

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And the report claims that Allegri is concerned by Arsenals current structure.

Mikel Arteta is also on Arsenals radar and Pep Guardiola has already admitted the would not stand in the Spaniards way should he wish to leave Manchester City.

Mikels contribution has been amazing, Guardiola said.

We work together so good and him staying will [make me] the happiest guy in the world.

If he decides to move because he has this offer, I will not say you dont have to go. I want the best for my friends.

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