Max Allegri in frame for Arsenal job after Unai Emery exit
Sky Sports News knows there’s been contact between Max and Arsenal Allegri within the vacant manager’s job.
Allegri abandoned Juventus after a spectacular phase of victory that saw him amass four Coppa Italias and five Serie A titles – as well as reaching two Champions League finals.
He won’t accept this year to a second managerial job and is on a sabbatical.
Sky Sports News understands that some figures in Arsenal wanted Jose Mourinho to substitute Emery until he triumphed Mauricio Pochettino in Tottenham.
Another director being linked with the Emirates chair is Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian is in his second season in charge of Napoli, but is under contract until the conclusion of the season.
But without a win at the previous seven matches, Napoli are like Arsenal.
Ex-Arsenal and Scotland striker Charlie Nicholas demanded Arsenal waste no time in approaching Leicester director Brendan Rodgers because Emery’s replacement, after viewing the Foxes’ super start.
Leicester are enjoying their best ever Premier League year at this point, using a better points tally after 13 games than their title-winning effort in 2015/16, also sit second just to Liverpool in the table.
“The man I needed before Emery was Brendan Rodgers,” Nicholas told Sky Sports News. “He makes players better, he makes them technically, emotionally more conscious, and not only because it is possible to observe that in Leicester.
“Everybody was able to say he’s winning with Celtic and it was easy, of course it was easy! However he did it. Could anyone honestly point the finger in Leicester and say he’s not improved just about every participant, although he took a hammerings in Europe? He deserves the right to be another Arsenal manager.
“What if we miss out on him gets to a stage where he states do I want to visit Arsenal right now? Why are Manchester United not curious? Other clubs?
“Arsenal have to find a little bit of leadership and togetherness, and when they’re really intent on moving this forward and moving it on, then they need to go and get Brendan Rodgers now.”