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Director refutes claims linking manager to Arsenal

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Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has denied that manager Massimiliano Allegri is unhappy with his situation at the Bianconeri.

The Daily Express reported yesterday that Allegri was in “advanced talks” with Arsenal about replacing manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, but speaking to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Marotta¬†refuted any claims that Allegri’s relationship with Juve’s hierarchy had broken down:

“Max has a contract with us and the relationship with Juventus is great, idyllic. We want to grow again, there is space and room to grow. Allegri is not due [to sign a new deal] and there is no reason to create a problem: the relationship is good, we’re happy for him and for us. Allegri’s fine [at] Juventus.”

A number of managers have been linked with the Arsenal job with Wenger’s current contract expiring at the end of the season, with no sign of it being renewed.

RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that he had a conversation about the job with Arsenal representatives earlier this season, while other managers, including Eddie Howe, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and Roberto Mancini have also been mentioned in media reports.

Allegri has however been the manager most heavily linked. The Italian has won two consecutive Serie A titles and this season his side are currently four points clear at the top of  the table with a game in hand.

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