Chelsea and Arsenal have both been alerted to Max Allegri’s recent comments that suggest his next managerial role will be abroad.
The Italian is looking good to win his fourth Serie A title in charge of Juventus with his side sitting four points clear of Napoli.
Allegri, 50, has been constantly mooted as a potential successor to either Arsene Wenger or Antonio Conte.
Wenger could walk away from Arsenal at the end of the season, with club chiefs already considering alternative options following a disastrous campaign, report The Mirror.
Chelsea look set to miss out on the top four, which would inevitably mark the end of Conte’s time at Stamford Bridge.
And Allegri could be the man to fill their shoes.
“Certainly I will go abroad,” he told the Telegraph . “In Italy, finished.”
Allegri was speaking ahead of Juventus’s clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night, which is a repeat of last year’s final.
Juve reached the quarter-finals stage after dispatching Tottenham 4-3 on aggregate – and Allegri insists that he outsmarted Mauricio Pochettino by knowing exactly when to get his team to strike.
“Tottenham are certainly a great side and a great club,” he said.
“But I knew that during the match there was a period of maybe 15 or 20 minutes where they will concede goals. That’s why I told my players to stay very focused, very targeted, because we had to exploit that. And that’s what they did.
“I had a clear idea in my mind what we had to do considering we had no strikers on the bench, just full-backs.”