Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to “think twice” about becoming the next manager of Premier League outfit Chelsea.
The 48-year-old, who guided Juve to the Serie A title and the Champions League final, has been linked with the permanent vacancy at Stamford Bridge.
But the Juventus general manager, Beppe Marotta, insists Allegri, is already at a “top club”. He also reminded him that Juve remain in contention to win four different titles this season. The Old Lady are currently on a club-record run of 14 successive league wins.
Marotta told Mediaset: “We’re speaking to Allegri every day at this crucial stage of the season.
“In the space of one month we have to play in every competition: the league, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League. The next month will tell us a lot about how the whole season is going to play out.
“But we talk to Allegri about footballing matters, not about other matters. Beyond the contracts you have to sign there are the relationships you must build with people, and we’re happy with Allegri.
“All the conditions are right for us to continue with him as coach. Results are what count and Allegri has delivered plenty of those. Football is a business and the role of a coach is important when it comes to breeding continuity.
“Chelsea are a top club and it’s obvious that they’ll want to look at the best coaches. All I can say is that Allegri is already at a top club, so he’d do well to think twice before leaving Juventus.”
The current Italy and former Juve coach, Antonio Conte, has also been linked with the Stamford Bridge vacancy.