Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri looks like staying with the club next season – dashing any hopes Arsenal might have had in attracting the Italian to replace Arsene Wenger.
A 4-0 Italian Cup final victory over his former club AC Milan on Wednesday all-but secured a fourth successive league and cup double for Juve, all achieved with Allegri in charge.
On Sunday they can clinch the Scudetto for a seventh successive year. Even defeat in their fixture at Roma shouldn’t prove too problematic – their last game is at home to relegated Verona and have a far superior goal difference than second-placed Napoli.
However, after falling short in the Champions League – they have been runners-up twice in the last three seasons – the motivation is strong for the coach to fulfil that objective before seeking opportunities elsewhere.
Post-match he revealed: “I don’t feel that I’m close to the end… We still have to win the championship and the next season we will have to fight again.
“I have a contract with Juventus and, as we do every year, we will meet at the end of the season to plan the future. We need a clear understanding of how to improve again.
“We haven’t reached our maximum because we have lost two Champions League finals. There are so many unpredictable elements in football.”