Allegri: ‘I don’t want a year off’

Max Allegri revealed when he was told that his Juventus career was over. “I will only take a year off if I have to, but the plan is to find a project that convinces me.”

The club announced on Friday afternoon that he would not remain on the bench next season, even though his contract ran until June 2020.

“I spoke to the President after Ajax and we had the plans to continue, but over the last six weeks or so we all came together and reached the same conclusion,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.

“We never got to contracts or anything like that, but I realised that for the good of Juventus, it was right to move on and change. Otherwise we’d run the risk of reaching September or October next season and hit problems, so it was best to leave on a high.

The Coach was asked if he will take a Sabbatical, but made it very clear he’s looking for work.

“I am not particularly looking for a year off. I’ll only take a Sabbatical if I have to, but otherwise the idea is to find a project that convinces me. Life is full of surprises and you have to be ready for anything.

“I train with joy and fun, because if I am not convinced by the squad at my disposal, I try changing things around, moving players into new positions and finding something different, otherwise I get bored.”

Simone Inzaghi, Maurizio Sarri and Sinisa Mihajlovic have been mentioned as candidates to take over, but Allegri assures he has no idea who will be his replacement.


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