Report: Tottenham Hotspur rejected by two-time Champions League finalist
Massimiliano Allegri has rejected a move to Tottenham Hotspur amid reports the Italian is looking to land the soon-to-be-vacant manager’s role at Real Madrid.
According to AS, the former Juventus boss has rejected the chance to take over for next season after being offered the job on a permanent basis. Ryan Mason took charge on a temporary basis following the sacking of Jose Mourinho just a few days before their Carabao Cup final versus Manchester City
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane’s future at the La Liga giants doesn’t seem to be that secure with the latest reports from Marca that the Frenchman has announced his exit at the end of the season. It has led to speculation over his future and Allegri seems to be one of the managers shortlisted with claims Florentino Perez has made him the ‘main option’, according to Fabrizio Romano.
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The rejection from one of Europe’s top managers will never be good news for any club, never mind a Spurs team looking for a new coach after the sacking of Mourinho.
However, even the offer of a contract to Allegri really does beg questions over recent claims from Daniel Levy over the type of person he was seeking to take over for next season.
In a recent open letter to the fans, the Spurs CEO claimed there was focus over appointing a manager who reflects the club’s philosophy of playing ‘free-flowing, attacking and entertaining’ football, whilst also picking someone who allows young players to flourish from their academy.
It begs the question, why are they then targetting a move for Allergi?
The Italian has a CV stacked full of trophies and great achievements, however, is rarely known as a man, who bloods youngsters.
His Juventus side which reached two Champions League finals across three years was stacked full of premium talent, whilst even his achievements in Serie A come with a huge red flag given the Old Lady’s recent domination of the Italian top-flight.
Targeting the 53-year-old doesn’t seem to go along with the plans Levy has put in place in his letter to supporters. If he was someone to blood youngsters than Allegri definitely isn’t the man to do that.
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