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Massimiliano Allegri casts doubt on Aaron Ramsey transfer

Massimiliano Allegri raises doubts over Juventus’s interest in Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey by insisting that he already has “five top midfielders” to choose from. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to confirm his interest in signing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal. Reports in Italy this week suggested that the Serie A champions could announce an agreement for the soon-to-be free agent by the end of the weekend. Ramsey is said to have been given permission by Arsenal to fly out to Italy after Saturday’s match with West Ham United to finalise a switch, which will go through at the end of the campaign. Speaking for the first time since that fresh speculation emerged, however, Allegri appeared to raise doubts over whether a move for Ramsey is as far down the l...

Massimiliano Allegri responds to Manchester United rumours

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri plays down suggestions that he is ready to take charge of Manchester United. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has played down suggestions that he is ready to take charge of Manchester United at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently United’s interim boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, but it is understood that the Red Devils will appoint a new long-term manager at the end of the season. Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino has been strongly linked with the position, although Allegri is also believed to be under consideration and was said to be ready to take the role. The Italian, however, has denied claims that his time in Turin is coming to an end. “I still have a year and a half on my contract,...

Massimiliano Allegri: Juventus have made big step forward with Torino win

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri felt his side had made “a big step forward” after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty secured a hard-earned 1-0 win at rivals Torino which extended their unbeaten Serie A run to 16 games. The Bianconeri produced the required response from the unexpected midweek Champions League defeat at Swiss club Young Boys, coming through what was a tough test in difficult conditions at the Stadio Olimpico. Ronaldo converted from the spot in the 70th minute after Torino substitute goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo had clattered into Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian was then denied a goal himself for offside in the build up from a free-kick after a Video Assistant Review, but it did not impact on the final outcome. Juve’s 15th league victory moves Allegri’s men 11 points clear of Napoli,...

Massimiliano Allegri eyes Manchester United result after Juventus beat Cagliari

Massimiliano Allegri set his sights on Manchester United and Champions League progress as soon as Juventus racked up their 10th win of the Serie A campaign against Cagliari. After nearest rivals Inter Milan romped to victory against Genoa earlier in the day, the Bianconeri restored their six-point cushion at the top of the standings with a 3-1 triumph at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus got off to the dream start as Paulo Dybala struck inside the opening minute, but Cagliari came back into proceedings and levelled superbly though Joao Pedro. However, Filip Bradaric scored an own goal just 125 seconds later and Juan Cuadrado diffused rising tension late on by sweeping home Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross. While it was at times an unconvincing display, it acted as a solid warm-up for Wednesday’s Cham...

There’s still room for improvement, says Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes there is still more to come from his side after a double from Mario Mandzukic helped beat Serie A title rivals Napoli 3-1. The Bianconeri maintained the perfect start to the new season and recorded a seventh straight league win, but fell behind at the Allianz Stadium after 10 minutes when Dries Mertens scored from close range. Cristiano Ronaldo, though, soon inspired the start of an impressive comeback, his floated cross headed in by Mandzukic. The Croatian frontman added another early in the second half after Ronaldo’s low shot had come back off the post. Napoli full-back Mario Rui was sent off on the hour for collecting a second yellow card and defender Leonardo Bonucci added a late third following a corner. Juventus are now some six points cl...

Massimiliano Allegri hails Cristiano Ronaldo mentality

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri praises the mental strength of Cristiano Ronaldo after he bounced back from a midweek red card to score against Frosinone. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 09:00 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 09:00 UK Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has praised the mental strength of Cristiano Ronaldo after he scored the opening goal in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Frosinone. Ronaldo left the field in tears after being sent off during Wednesday night’s Champions League win at Valencia, and it looked as though he would endure another frustrating evening when he squandered a host of chances at the Stadio Benito Stirpe. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner eventually made the breakthrough late on...

Massimiliano Allegri: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo will take time to adapt’

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri insists that Cristiano Ronaldo will take time to adapt to Italian football following his goalless start to life in Turin. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 20:47 UK Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 20:47 UK Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that it will take time for Cristiano Ronaldo to adapt to Italian football following his goalless start to life in Turin. Ronaldo has failed to score in his first two Serie A matches for the club following his blockbuster summer move from Real Madrid – a run which constitutes something of a drought for a player who averaged more than a goal a game during his nine years in the Spanish capital. However, Allegri is not worried about the 33-year-old’...

Massimiliano Allegri pleased with Cristiano Ronaldo display

Massimiliano Allegri declares himself pleased with Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in the 3-2 win over Chievo, despite the £100m signing failing to get off the mark. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:29 UK Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:34 UK Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that he is happy with Cristiano Ronaldo‘s performance against Chievo, despite the superstar forward firing a blank on his Serie A debut. Ronaldo missed a few good opportunities to get off the mark for his new side, whom he joined from Real Madrid in a £100m transfer during the summer window. The Portugal international netted in each of his last 10 La Liga outings for Madrid, but it was left to his teammates to earn Saturday̵...

Massimiliano Allegri: ‘Real Madrid will be fine without Cristiano Ronaldo’

Massimiliano Allegri says that he expects Real Madrid to remain a force, even after losing star man Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a £100m deal. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 19:48 UK Last Updated: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 19:50 UK Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has tipped Real Madrid to compete for silverware this coming season, despite the loss of club-record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner swapped life in the Spanish capital for Turin last month in a £100m deal, leaving a huge void to be filled at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo was absent from the Juventus squad on Saturday evening as they slipped to a 3-1 friendly loss at the hands of former club Real in the United States, and Allegri is confident th...

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri: ‘I rejected offer from Real Madrid’

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri claims that he rejected the opportunity to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 17:37 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 17:37 UK Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that he rejected the chance to become the new boss of Real Madrid. Last month, Zidane stepped down from his position at the Bernabeu and on Tuesday, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was announced as the replacement for the legendary Frenchman. However, Allegri has said that he was given the opportunity to make the switch to the Champions League winners, only to reject the approach having already committed his future to Juventus. The 50-year-old told Sky Sport Italia: “I said no to Real Madrid. I did it ...

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