According to Italian paper Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus is already working to replace Antonio Conte, who resigned earlier Tuesday morning.
The report says the club has already met with – yep – Massimialno Allegri, whose four years at AC Milan weren’t exactly the brightest they could possibly be.
In addition, Tuttomercato is reporting that Allegri is already in heavy discussions with Juventus about the position.
Unfortunately for Juventus, there really aren’t that many great options available this late into the offseason.
The stages are still early, but it would be fair to say at this point Allegri is the leader in the clubhouse for the position.
Gazzetta confirms that Juventus met with Massimiliano Allegri today and that he is favorite to take over! Juventini, my condolences.—
Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) July 15, 2014
Other names currently available that make sense would be Roberto Mancini, Fabio Cappello, and David Moyes, none of which cause fans to jump off their couches. Zinedine Zidane’s name has also been tossed around, but he has zero managerial experience.
To be fair to Allegri’s past, he had to work under the power-hungry pair of Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani in his former position.
Allegri spent from 2010 to 2014 with AC Milan, dismissed in early January with the Italian giants in serious decline. He won the Serie A title in his first season in charge, but after that things have been steadily downhill.
Mancini departed his post after just one season at Galatasaray earlier this summer, Cappello disappointed with Russia at the World Cup despite being the highest-paid national team coach in the world, and Moyes has said he wants a Champions League job after his disappointment at Manchester United.
The Tuttomercato report says the club has had no contact with Mancini.