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Arsenal miss out on top managerial candidate as Wenger looks set to stay

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the Turin giants, thus leaving Arsenal and Barcelona disappointed.

After winning a Serie A title with AC Milan in 2011, the Italian tactician has added two more with Juve while he’s also won the Coppa Italia twice and took the Bianconeri to the Champions League final in 2015.

With another Scudetto is on the way this season, Juve are in the last four in Europe where they face Monaco next month while they have the chance for the treble when they take on Lazio in the cup final.

In turn, Allegri has proven his credentials time and time again as he is certainly one of the top coaches in Europe, but as reported by The Sun, it looks as though both Arsenal and Barcelona, who had held an interest in appointing him as their next coach, are set to miss out as he will pen a new deal until 2020.

Further, he’ll have an option to extend for a further 12 months, as he’ll now look to build a legacy with Juve as both Arsenal and Barca move in different directions.

It now seems likely that Arsene Wenger will remain at the Emirates as speculation has linked the club with various transfer targets, which suggests that the Frenchman is making plans for next season even though his current deal expires in the summer.

As for Barcelona, Luis Enrique has already announced that he will step down at the end of the season, but talk of Allegri arriving has gone cold in recent weeks as other candidates are seemingly in the frame.

Given their results under the 49-year-old, Juve will likely be delighted to keep hold of Allegri. However, should they win the treble this season, it could lead to new challenges moving forward to replicate that success.

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