Archive for May 2021


Maximiliano Allegri is considering a return to Italian football following the news that the Napoli job could be an attractive one for him.

Allegri has been out of management since leaving Italian football giants Juventus two years ago. He left the Old Lady after leading them to another league title. The Italian tactician won the Serie A title in each of his five seasons in Turin and also led Juventus to two Champions League finals losing both games in the end. Allegri and Juventus were beaten 3-1 by Spanish team Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final before a 4-1 defeat to another Spanish team in Real Madrid during the 2017 Champions League final.

Two Italian media outlets have revealed that Allegri is ready to accept the managerial job at Napoli but that would be on one condition. RAI Sport and Radio Kiss Kiss have both reported that Allegri will only take the Napoli job if Real Madrid are no longer in the running to hire him as their new manager.

Recent reports had claimed that Real Madrid are looking at Allegri and two other candidates if current manager Zinedine Zidane leaves his job. The other two Real Madrid candidates are club legend Raul Gonzalez and German national team coach Joachim Low.

Current Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso is on course to seal a return to Champions League football for the club but his relationship with president Aurelio De Laurentiis has strained in the past months. The Napoli supremo is said to have made the decision to replace Gattuso with a more glamorous option like Allegri or former Roma and Zenit St. Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti if the Allegri option does not work.

Tuchel Tells Chelsea Board To Get Him These Two Transfers Done

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has identified his top two transfer targets after finally taking over from former boss Frank Lampard at Stanford Bridge. Since arriving at the Bridge, the former Borussia Dortmund manager has been keeping close tabs on the players he would like to bring in to the club as he looks to create his own empire of stars at his new club.

According to reports, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss has told Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia that he wants the club to seal the transfers of Dortmund’s young striker ErlingHaaland and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

Although Chelsea spent as much as £200 million on new recruits in the summer under recently departed manager Lampard, Tuchel believes the squad is not complete yet and still wishes to make more additions so he can try to win trophies – his main objective prior to signing on the dotted lines for the Blues.

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner were part of the new faces brought in this summer but both Attackers have failed to justify the hefty amounts paid to acquire their services from the Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig respectively. It is believed that part of Tuchel’s mission is to try and bring out the best in two of his most porous Attackers (on paper) as he wishes to help them end their poor run of form and spring their careers back to life.

Borussia Dortmund will reportedly be under pressure to sell some of their star players in the summer with Manchester United rumored to be interested in a return for winger Jadon Sancho while Chelsea are joined by Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign prolific young striker ErlingHaaland.