Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has played down speculation that coach Massimiliano Allegri could join Chelsea in the summer.

The coach is one of a number of coaches linked with the Chelsea job, after Jose Mourinho was fired in December the club and Guus Hiddink took over on an interim basis.

“When things go well a coach’s value goes up,” Marotta told Gr Parlamento.

“Juve is a point of arrival for a coach, one of the world’s biggest clubs. It’s not easy to find a bigger team than Juventus, unless you consider it the end of a cycle.

“And the winning cycle can continue.”

Allegri’s predecessor, Antonio Conte, is expected to leave his role as Italy coach after Euro 2016, and Marotta was asked if he could return to Turin one day.

“Conte had many successes and achievements at Juventus,” Marotta added. “He was here for several years, three seasons. He won a lot.

Antonio Conte

Currently in charge of Italy, Antonio Conte had previously led Juventus to a trio of titles.

“It’s normal that the cycle comes to an end. Now he’s coaching the national team, but the relationship remains good.

“The fact that there are rumours that great teams are thinking about him proves that our choice was correct.

“A return? A recurring phrase in football is ‘never say never’, but the assumption is that our coach will remain with us.

“I’m convinced that we’ll go forward with Allegri for many years.”

Allegri joined Juventus at the start of the 2014-15 campaign and led the club to the Serie A and Coppa Italia double during his first season. His stock rose further when he guided the club to the Champions League final where they were defeated by Barcelona. After a disappointing start to the current campaign, Juve are currently in the midst of a club record 14 successive wins and Saturday’s victory over Napoli took them to the top of the standings for the first time this season.