Massimiliano Allegri Set To Replace Conte At Chelsea

by on April 3, 2018

According to report, Massimiliano Allegri set to leave Juventus to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

Allegri is known for his tactical intelligence and his ability to build effectively upon Antonio Conte’s successful tactics and winning mentality as Juventus’s manager, but in a less rigorous manner.

He initially continued to use Conte’s trademark 3–5–2 formation, but later switched to a four-man back-line, in particular in the UEFA Champions League.

Under Allegri, Juventus became slightly less aggressive and intense in their pressing off the ball, while their playing style became more patient and focussed on keeping possession and gaining territorial advantage, in order to conserve energy, tactics which he had previously used while at Milan.

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Although Allegri’s team was still effective at winning the ball in midfield and scoring from counter-attacks, the club’s attacking play on the ball usually involved a slower build-up, which mainly consisted of short passes, and fewer long balls from Pirlo and Bonucci, although goalkeeper Buffon continued to primarily play the ball out from the back with short ground passes to the defenders, he also began to use deeper goal kicks out to the wings, however.

In 2017, Allegri led Juventus to their 12th Coppa Italia title in a 2–0 win over Lazio, becoming the first team to win three consecutive championships. Four days later on 21 May, following a 3–0 win over Crotone, Juventus secured their sixth consecutive Serie A title, establishing an all-time record of successive triumphs in the competition.

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On 3 June 2017, Allegri entered his second Champions League Final in three years with Juventus, but suffered a 4–1 defeat to defending champions Real Madrid. On 7 June, Allegri renewed his contract with Juventus until 2020. Allegri took charge of his 200th game with Juventus on 9 February 2018, a 2–0 away win over Fiorentina.

The four-time Serie A winning coach has confirmed he will move to another country to find his next job, with Arsenal and Chelsea said to be interested

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