Arsenal transfer news: Max Allegri backed to succeed Arsene Wenger

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Former Bianconeri star Marco Tardelli believes the Italian coach will consider taking up the job at the Emirates Stadium should Arsene Wenger depart

Former Italy and Juventus star Marco Tardelli believes Massimiliano Allegri could join Arsenal if he delivers another Scudetto this season.

A title-winning coach with both AC Milan and now Juve, Allegri had been tipped to join Chelsea prior to Antonio Conte’s appointment at Stamford Bridge.

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With Arsene Wenger yet to sign an extension to a contract that expires at the end of the season, however, Allegri has been touted as a potential successor to the Frenchman in north London.

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Tardelli predicted that the 49-year-old could be tempted to move on if his team is crowned champions for the third consecutive season this term, and says he would be well-suited to life at the Emirates Stadium.

“Should he win the title again this season he would have done a fantastic job and yes, as reported, then he might join Arsenal,” he told Omnisport.

“Arsenal would suit him. They are an interesting club where he could work with serenity.”

Allegri guided Juve to the Champions League final during his first campaign in charge in 2014-15, but suffered a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in Berlin.

They are up against Porto in this season’s round of 16 and Tardelli hopes Allegri, should he opt to leave, is also able to add a third European Cup to the trophy cabinet at Juventus Stadium before he goes.

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With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich once again the favourites for the continental crown, however, he is not overly optimistic.

“The icing on the cake before leaving would be for him to win the Champions League, but it is very unlikely,” Tardelli said.

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