Allegri reflects on leaving club, says he turned down Real Madrid

The former coach of Juventus Turin wants to resume his activity this summer and did not wish to comment on a possible return to the Old Lady.

Massimiliano Allegri admits he turned down an approach from Real Madrid during a previous stint at Juventus, but he can't see himself returning to Turin anytime soon, although such a move has been raised in recent weeks as he remains without club while the Old Lady is not at his best during this 2020/21 season.

The proven tactician left his post with the Serie A champions in the summer of 2019, with a new start then sought after by all parties concerned. Courted since he is free to engage where he wants, the Italian is still without a club at the start of 2021, he who had been approached by Real Madrid at the time.

"Three years ago I promised Juventus that I would stay"

"When Real Madrid called me three years ago, I promised Juventus that I would stay. This is the only one I refused," he told Sky Sport Italia. He added when asked if the second stint in Turin could be accepted: "It is impossible to say, besides, Andrea Pirlo is here now and in my opinion, he is doing well".

"I don't know what Juve is missing. They are in the Coppa Italia final, have won the Supercoppa, are fighting for the first four places. The Champions League is a bit of a lottery", thus analyzed the former coach of the Old Lady, who visibly hopes to find a coaching position this summer.

“I want to come back in June because I have fun and I have a great passion,” he said, before explaining the reasons for his departure in 2019. “We have reached a natural end. had differences of opinion. The president made the decision and I still have a good relationship with Andrea (Agnelli). It was great chemistry for five years, so many elements worked, we made great movements in the transfer market, we had fun, ”Massimiliano Allegri recalled.

"The hierarchy, therefore the president, (Fabio) Paratici and (Pavel) Nedved, have decided to make a change. The end of this last season was the logical conclusion of the relationship between Juventus and me. I remain very attached to Juventus, and on a professional level, I am really passionate about these clubs where I work ”.