Max Allegri favourite in Chelsea manager odds following Juventus Champions League exit

Max Allegri favourite in Chelsea manager odds following Juventus Champions League exit

Juventus’ shock defeat to Ajax launches Massimiliano Allegri into pole position for next Chelsea manager

Although our Juventus v Ajax preview was technically correct in predicting both teams to score and Cristiano Ronaldo to score at any time, the result was completely different to what we expected, finishing as a 2-1 defeat to Ajax after originally starting as an expectedly dominant display from The Old Lady.

Previous ties saw Juventus manager Max Allegri linked to jobs elsewhere, namely former club AC Milan and local derby rivals Inter Milan, hinting that his time could be cut short in Turin, especially as they’ve looked for absolute perfection since buying world class forward Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

Now one win away from sealing the Serie A after another astounding term as Italy’s strongest team, Massimiliano Allegri’s future isn’t safe just yet, and matters are only likely to worsen after Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax, with shares in the club dropping by twenty percent since the full-time whistle blew in Italy.

As Antonio Conte stands as current favourite to replace Luciano Spalletti at Inter Milan and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is handed the shortest odds to take over from Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan, an available Max Allegri would have to look elsewhere. The morning after Ajax’s victory over Juventus saw a surprising change, as Allegri jumped ahead of former favourites Nuno Espirito Santo, Diego Simeone, Frank Lampard and Steve Holland in Chelsea manager odds.

Betfair move Massimiliano Allegri from 16/1 to 4/1 in next Chelsea manager odds

Almost everyone has been reportedly linked to Chelsea this season after a poor opening term for Maurizio Sarri. Their only saving grace has been a realistic shot at winning the Europa League and an outside chance of finishing in the Premier League top four. The proposed transfer ban has put concerns into the minds of Chelsea fans and it could also end up limiting how they choose to approach Maurizio Sarri’s position at the club in the summer.

Despite it looking like Chelsea could be stuck with Maurizio Sarri as manager following the transfer ban that they will have to deal with in the next window, bookmakers are expecting a change on the horizon, previously seeing Zinedine Zidane as a worthy candidate before eventually envisaging an outcome where they acquire Max Allegri following his expected departure from Juventus.

For those who were already guessing where Massimiliano Allegri’s next club could be, Arsenal ranked as one of the top few, as he would be able to establish some defensive strength while returning an exciting passing mentality back to the club. Unai Emery ended up being a more realistic option, holding many similarities with Arsene Wenger before him, but Chelsea would probably suit Max Allegri more in terms of heavy-spending, with this only not being the case at the club if he’s affected by the ban.

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Max Allegri was already likely to leave Juventus at the end of the season, but the Champions League quarter final exit almost entirely confirms his departure.

Spending so much time hinting at Chelsea potentially dismissing Maurizio Sarri as manager has eventually seen the rumours wear away, leaving us with a situation where the Italian could stay at the club past the current term.

This is completely unlike Chelsea, who are infamous for constant chopping and changing in terms of both managers and players, but the transfer ban could make it more difficult to entice a manager of Max Allegri’s quality, putting them in a place where trusting Maurizio Sarri’s methods is the most sensible outcome.

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