Real Madrid will consider signing 55-year-old multi-time Serie A winning-manager Massimiliano Allegri if Carlo Ancelotti leaves.

According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, Massimiliano Allegri is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The Merengues are considering their options to replace Carlo Ancelotti if he leaves anytime soon. And the Juventus manager has emerged as a top candidate for the job.

Massimiliano Allegri has been a serial winner in the managerial world in the past decade. The 55-year-old did not represent any well-known club apart from a few appearances for Napoli in 1998. And he had humble beginnings as a coach, managing Aglianese Calcio, SPAL, and US Grosseto before joining Sassuolo.

Allegri’s first taste of success as a manager came with Sassuolo, as he guided them to the Serie C1 title. And his star rose further during his four-year stint with AC Milan, as he guided the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in 2010/11. But the Italian manager saw his stock skyrocketing during his first spell with Juventus.

The 55-year-old spent five years with Juventus between 2014 and 2019, winning five successive Serie A titles. He also guided the Bianconeri to six more trophies while reaching the UEFA Champions League finals twice. But Allegri’s second stint with Juventus has not been memorable.

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The fallen giants of Italian football have spent more time mired in controversy than contesting for top honours. Nonetheless, Allegri’s stock remains high, with Real Madrid considering him as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. And the latest update comes in the wake of rumours that the veteran Italian tactician might not be at the Santiago Bernabeu when the 2023/24 season begins.

The Merengues have not enjoyed a memorable 2022/23 campaign, only winning the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid’s defence of the Champions League and La Liga titles ended in disappointing fashion. And recent reports have linked Ancelotti with the Brazilian national job. The Spanish giants are thus considering their options, with Luciano Spalletti being one of their targets.

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But another Italian manager has emerged on Real Madrid’s radar — Massimiliano Allegri. The multi-time Serie A winner is on thin ice at Juventus. But despite uncertainties surrounding him, he is a proven winner and an option worth considering. And it will be interesting to see if Real Madrid will lose Ancelotti before scouring the market for a replacement.

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