Allegri reveals turning down offer to replace Zidane

News By: Linus Onyeze | 14/06/2018

Juventus coach Allegri joins the race to replace Zidane

Massimiliano Allegri has revealed he turned down the chance to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, saying he had already committed to Juventus.

Real had targeted Allegri after Zidane resigned last week, but the Italian has revealed he turned down the opportunity, before Los Blancos appointed now sacked Spain boss, Julen Loptegui.

“I said 'No' to Real Madrid,” Allegri told Italian news outlet Sky Sport Italia.

“I did it on the phone to Florentino Perez (Madrid president) because I had given my word to (Juventus) president (Andrea) Agnelli.

“I thanked Florentino for the offer, but said I couldn't accept it out of the respect I owed to Juventus.”