With Arsène Wenger’s contract set to run out at the end of this season, rumors continue to swirl as to who will be managing the club next year, and the latest concerns Juventus manager Massimo Allegri, who may be a front runner for the job.
Granted, this rumor comes from The Sun, so of course take it with a grain of salt.
According to The Sun, Allegri’s strained relationship with the Italian press means he “will almost certainly” leave the Italian giants this summer, and his agent has already reached out to the Arsenal board and received “positive noises.”
Allegri has won the domestic double in his first two seasons with Juventus, while working on a budget, which is certainly an appealing achievement in a potential Arsenal manager.
Other top prospects for Wenger’s job-again, assuming he even decides to retire-mentioned by The Sun are RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hapzenhuttl and Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe. Interestingly, Diego Simeone and Dennis Bergkamp are mentioned as “outside runners” for the job as well.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on whatever noises come out regarding Arsenal’s next manager.