Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly received a lucrative offer from Saudi Pro League outfit Al Hilal to leave Serie A. According to Rai Sport (via TuttoJuve), the Middle East heavyweights have tabled a massive €30 million-per-season bid, plus a signing bonus of €10m to convince the Italian tactician to shift allegiances.
Allegri isn’t the most popular figure among Juventus supporters by any stretch of the imagination. Following a trophy-laden first stint at the Allianz Stadium between 2014 and 2019, he returned to the club in 2021 to restore glory days in Turin. However, nothing has gone according to plan over the past two years.
Having barely qualified Juventus for the Champions League in the first season upon his return to the helm, Allegri failed to live up to expectations last term. In addition to finishing seventh in Serie A, he crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages and failed to overcome Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.
With Juventus denied Champions League football for the first time in over a decade, fans have been persistent in their effort to get the board to relieve Allegri of his duties. But it seems the Bianconeri chiefs haven’t given it too much thought. There’s been no indication they could consider firing the 55-year-old.
Although sacking is not an option by the looks of things, Allegri could still depart Juventus. Instead of staying in Turin, where the situation promises to get worse before it gets better, the Italian manager has a high-paid job awaiting him in Saudi Arabia. Given the amount of money, to expect him to turn down Al Hilal’s approach would be rather foolish.
Stranger things have happened, though. But with the wealthy Saudi clubs taking a central stage in the summer transfer window, nothing can be taken for granted. In case Allegri accepts the proposal, Juventus could find themselves strapped for high-profile replacements.
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