Juventus' Allegri Hints On Imminent Exit After Ajax Draw
Max Allegri (Photo credit: AFP)

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri dropped a strong hint he could leave Juventus when asked about his future after their draw with Ajax.

Allegri has repeatedly decided against committing himself to the Serie A leaders in recent months and held talks with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli after the club’s win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 in March about his future.

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Speaking after Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Ajax on Wednesday night, he said: “My future? A coach does not last forever.”

That comment contrasts with statements made by Allegri last week to Italian publication Corriere della Sera, where the 51-year-old, who has been in charge in Turin since 2014, suggested he would favour a long-term career with the club.

“I would love to be compared to [Sir Alex] Ferguson,” he said. “Because it would mean staying for many years at Juve.”

Allegri’s side can wrap up the Serie A title – his fifth in as many years – this weekend, and will be guaranteed to seal the Scudetto should they beat SPAL on Saturday.