'Sir Max' Allegri can be Juventus' answer to Alex Ferguson, says Vialli

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The highly-rated coach has stated his intention to remain in Turin amid links to Arsenal and Chelsea, with there no need for him to make a fresh start

Massimiliano Allegri is right to ignore interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, says Gianluca Vialli, with a highly-rated coach capable of emulating Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United dynasty at Juventus.

On the back of another Serie A title triumph – the fifth of his career – the 50-year-old has been heavily linked with a fresh start outside of Turin.

Arsenal are in the market for a successor to Arsene Wenger, while Chelsea are expected to part with Antonio Conte once an FA Cup final date with Manchester United is out of the way.

Allegri has, however, stated that he has no intention of quitting his current post while under contract and a former Juve star believes he has the potential to become “Sir Max” by overseeing an era of domestic dominance and European challenges.

Vialli told La Stampa: “Today, footballers are like brand names. A coach has to take this into account.

“I do not think Allegri is looking for stimulation elsewhere. Sometimes Ferguson may have thought about it, but he was at the same club for more than 25 years.

“Maybe one day we’ll talk about Allegri as ‘Sir Max’. It is not easy to leave Juventus because it is hard to find somewhere better.”

Allegri is likely to attract interest again in the future, with his coaching credentials having taken him to the top of the Italian game at AC Milan and Juventus.

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Vialli considers him to be one the very best in the business, with a man who worked under some iconic bosses in his day claiming that he would have welcomed the opportunity to play for a proven winner.

A man who tasted Champions League glory with Juve in 1996 added: “Max is very good on both a technical and tactical level, because he is able to adapt his team’s system to suit certain situations and different opponents.

“In terms of management, his ability is often underestimated. I would like to have been coached by him.”