Massimiliano Allegri Unlikely to Take Over Juventus in the Short-Term

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and Massimiliano Allegri recently met to exchange Easter greetings, but did not watch the Derby della Mole together. Moreover, his return on the Bianconeri bench is not imminent and the front office is also evaluating other names, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The chairman and the coach were both vacationing at Forte dei Marmi, a renowned holiday destination in Tuscany. The two crossed paths but did not have an extended summit nor they followed the match versus Torino together despite the previous reports.

It is considered unlikely that he will take over should Andrea Pirlo be fired before the end of the season. The management would prefer to play out the final games with the current coach, but it will hinge on the results. They could shake things up as soon as this week with a negative outcome against Napoli, but they would most probably simply promote Igor Tudor and look for a permanent solution in May.

Allegri is among the possible options, but not the top one. Gazzetta and SportMediaset both inform that the dream target is Zidedine Zidane, who has been pursued multiple times in the past but never with the right timing. However, it is not certain that he will leave Real Madrid.

The publications suggest that Luciano Spalletti, Roberto Mancini and Gian Piero Gasperini have been short-listed. Moreover, Simone Inzaghi will remain on the radar until he puts pen-to-paper on his extension with Lazio, as he is currently on an expiring contract.