Juventus Boss Massimiliano Allegri Reveals He Turned Down Real Madrid Approach To Replace Zinedine Zidane

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MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI has revealed he was approached by Real Madrid as a potential replacement for Zinedine Zidane — but turned it down.

Los Blancos yesterday confirmed Julen Lopetegui would be the new man in the hotseat in what has turned out to be an extremely controversial move.

PA:Press Association Massimiliano Allegri revealed he turned down Real Madrid job

Reuters Zinedine Zidane surprisingly quit as Real Madrid manager last month

The news came after weeks of speculation with a variety of names across the football landscape linked with the role.

One of those was that of Allegri, and he confirmed the contact.

He explained: “I thanked Florentino Perez, who called me, but I had given my word to the club [Juventus].”

Zidane left his position as Real Madrid manager on May 31 and such was the surprise, the club had no replacement lined up.

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