Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has warned Premier League giants Chelsea over a possible move for manager Massimiliano Allegri.
The Old Lady currently top the Serie A charts, four points ahead second-placed Napoli and have every chance of winning their reord seventh Scudetto this season.
The club is still in the UEFA Champions League, but sustained a painful 3-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in midweek in the first leg of the quarter-final tie.
Per IlBianconero, Juventus are clear about keeping Allegri for another season, despite the debacle at the hands of the Los Blancos on Tuesday.
Club CEO Beppe Marotta announced yesterday the intention to keep the former Milan boss and informed that he hasn’t lost any bit of confidence with Allegri, who has drawn links with Chelsea in the last few weeks and months.
With reports pointing to the fact that Antonio Conte is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season, Allegri is being eyed as a possible alternative by the Blues, but Juventus will not let him go anytime soon.
Conte Angry Over Speculations Of Leaving Chelsea, Vows To Turn Club Around Next Season
The Blues boss has been angry all season with speculation linking him with leaving Stamford Bridge, as he once again debunk the latest rumours.
Antonio Conte fiercely denied comments by former team-mate Gianluca Vialli that he is desperate to leave Chelsea, and that despite being sad and angry with his season he wants to remain in west London next season.
Vialli – who lined-up alongside Conte during their careers at Juventus – represented the Blues both as a player and manager, and revealed after Chelsea’s defeat to Tottenham that his close friend was looking to leave Stamford Bridge .
Conte has repeatedly took the stance that he will see out his contract at Chelsea, which expires in 2019, and spoke of his disappointment of the latest rumours regarding his future.
“I can be disappointed on one side, but I respect him because he is a journalist, and he is doing his job,” Conte told reporters when asked about his ex teammate Vialli’s comments.
“He is trying to give his opinion. This is his opinion. It is not my opinion. The people who stay very close to me they know my intentions – to stay, to stay here, to continue my job here. This is the truth. You will see.
“With Gianluca, we played together for many years at Juventus, he was my captain, we won the Champions League together and I consider him a friend. All of my former team-mates, I consider them friends. With Gianluca we went once to dinner last season and then I stopped (speaking to him). But sometimes it’s very difficult to understand why.
“It’s very difficult. I understand because he is now a journalist and he has to give news to Sky and to try to speak about my situation. Those who know me very well know that in this moment I am very angry. I am very sad for this situation.
“They know I am trying to put all of myself to change this situation because I have great responsibility. I feel great responsibility for my work, for my family, for everything. I repeat, when I go to my house, it is not that I am relaxed but I know that I gave everything and I am giving everything for this club. Every day – 120 per cent.
“Sometimes it is very difficult to sleep with these types of problems. In every season for the final result you have to share the responsibility. With the club, with the coach, with the players.
“Whether you win or whether you lose, in every moment, you have to share the responsibility. It is impossible to find a fault in only one of these three parts.
“You have to share, you have to understand which are the reasons about this result. To understand which is the responsibility, the percentage of the responsibility between these three parts – club, coach and players. This is very easy.”
Chelsea face West Ham on Sunday and, as they sit eight points behind Spurs in fourth, Champions League football next season is looking increasingly unlikely.
Meanwhile, Manchester City could officially become champions by beating Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 of April 2018.
Conte thinks that it won’t be easy to catch Pep Guardiola’s side next season, as he hit back at his critics for not seeing the complexity of the game in the same way as him.
“Football is not simple,” he added. “A lot of people think football is simple. It is not simple. You must have experience, you must understand before the others which will be the future and to prepare the right way your future, your future if you don’t want problems.
“I repeat, football is not easy and a lot of people think football is easy. Not for all.” he added