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Top candidate for Chelsea manager ruled out of running by agent

Despite the huge names being consistently listed as candidates for the permanent manager job at Chelsea, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri appears to have had his name pulled from the running for the job.

According to the Metro, Allegri’s agent Giovanni Branchini has declared that the Serie A manager is committed to Juventus and will not be joining be moving anywhere – let alone Chelsea – next year.

‘Allegri will stay where he is, he’s happy at Juventus,’ Branchini told Tuttosport.

The Juventus manager is in his second season with the Serie A giants after previously managing Milan. Last year he led the club to the Serie A and Coppa Italia titles, as well as an appearance in the Champions League Final, losing to Barcelona.

Allegri was one of several big names linked to Chelsea, along with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Italy manager Antonio Conte. There is also the possibility that the Chelsea executives retain interim manager Guus Hiddink (assuming he wants to stay and the season ends on a high note).

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