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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri eyes Arsene Wenger's job at Arsenal

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri eyes Arsene Wenger's job at Arsenal

- Arsene Wenger is set to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season

- He has spent 22 years at the Emirates Stadium with three Premier League clubs to his credit

- Massimiliano Allegri among a few other managers have been shortlisted for the position at the end of the season

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly shown interest in succeeding Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger next season.

The Gunners will become coach-less at the end of this season following Wenger’s decision to quit his position as the head coach of the club this summer.

Meanwhile, news making rounds in Italy claims that the Italian born tactician might be joining the north London side anytime soon.

The 50-year-old manager has been on the radar of the Emirates Stadium outfit since it was clear that Wenger would be leaving his post this term.

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Also, Arsenal will also be considering the current Juve coach over former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique – who wants £15 million after tax.

Allegri has led his side to three straight Serie A titles since he joined the club in the summer of 2014, and the Gunners will be hoping to tap into his wealth of experience managing a topflight.

The former AC Milan boss has also indicated that he will be hoping to managing a Premier League club sometime soon, but the Italian side will offer him a new contract after the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday.

According to Mirror Sport, Arsenal are expected to appoint a new coach before the World Cup kick off but will not be in a rush to announce their new coach as they intend to speak to all of the candidates and people of interest.

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is known to fancy the idea of a young head coach - Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta and Julian Nagelsmann all fit into that category - while is also open to the idea of a bigger name.

Also on the shortlist is former Liverpool coach Zeliko Buvac, while Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim will be interviewed for the job. Germany boss Joachim Low has insisted he is only focused on the World Cup.

Arsenal are likely to begin a clear out of coaching staff but current Nunber two Steve Bould is likely to be asked to stay on as he remains highly regarded.

It would then be up to Bould as to whether he would want to stay even after the departure of Arsene Wenger.

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