Massimiliano Allegri Threatened To Quit As Juventus Boss Ahead Of Napoli Match
Massimiliano Allegri reportedly came close to quitting as Juventus boss ahead of the Italian club's match with Napoli on Sunday.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the 51-year-old Italian manager had closed his social media accounts last week and followed it up with the decision to call it time on his career at the reigning Serie A champions.
The Italian newspaper reports that Allegri's decision to hand in his resignation prompted swift action from Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, who cancelled his business appointment to meet with Allegri and stopped him from leaving the club.
Allegri has added credibility to the report after confirming that he had met with Agnelli ahead of the match with Napoli at the San Paolo.
CalcioMercato reports that the Juventus boss plans to speak with Agnelli once again 'to make a decision on his future' following the club's match with Atlético Madrid in the Champions League next week.
Juventus defeated Napoli 2-1, but Cristiano Ronaldo was at the centre of controversy for his dive against Alex Meret, which resulted in the Napoli receiving a straight red.
SPORTbible reported last month that the club already had three managers shortlisted to replace Allegri if the Old Lady were knocked out of the Champions League.
Last month, the Juventus boss admitted that his future remained uncertain at the club.
"Nothing is certain," he said at the time.
"I've been fine here at Juventus for five years and I'm happy. I have a contract and I am happy at Juventus.
"I am focused on the present, on our targets for this season. We've won the Supercoppa, now we have to win Serie A and the Champions League."
Allegri's men host Atlético at the Juventus Stadium for the second leg, with the La Liga side holding a 2-0 lead on aggregate after their win last month.
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