Max Allegri has two big concerns about replacing Freddie Ljungberg at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal’s misfortunes have continued under interim boss Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)Allegri, who guided Juve to five successive Serie A titles, is one of the names in the frame, but according to The Evening Standard he is sceptical about taking over the reins in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFirstly, the Italian needs to be convinced of the club’s ambition, with the side having fallen 10 points adrift of the Champions League places, while several key players are running down their contracts.Secondly, he needs to be shown that Arsenal genuinely want him to take over, having been left disappointed with how he was overlooked when the club were looking for a replacement for Arsene Wenger.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAllegri was interviewed for the Arsenal job in the summer of 2018 but was beaten to the role by Emery, while Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta was also believed to have been ahead of the Italian in the Arsenal board’s thinking.If Arsenal do now want Allegri as their manager they will have to wait until the summer with the 52-year-old confirming that he will not take over a club midway through the season. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 7 Dec 2019 2:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Allegri is enjoying his year out of management and will not return until June (Picture: Getty)Speaking to ESPN, he explained: ‘I don’t know if you can call it a sabbatical or not. As soon as the relationship with Juventus came to an end, the decision was to take a year out.‘Next year will be an important year. Important for the choice I end up making and the need to be prepared for it. After a year out and five years at Juventus, I don’t want to go back into the game and do badly.’MORE: Max Allegri distances himself from Arsenal job and says he will not return to management until JuneMORE: Arsenal fans turn on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for ‘abusing’ Joe Willock after misplaced pass in Brighton defeatMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentcenter_img The Italian coach will take some persuading to move to the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has reservations about taking over at Arsenal and will need convincing to join after being overlooked for the role previously in favour of Unai Emery.The Gunners are currently on their longest run without a league win since 1977, with interim manager Freddie Ljungberg suffering defeat in his home bow at the Emirates against Brighton on Thursday night.While Arsenal’s hierarchy are happy to remain patient in their hunt for a permanent successor to Emery, and will give Ljungberg time to prove his credentials, they are drawing up a list of candidates. Max Allegri has two big concerns about replacing Freddie Ljungberg at Arsenal Advertisementlast_img

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