- Max Allegri will not become Arsenal new manager as the Italian boss reportedly turns down offer
- It is understood that the former Juventus was contacted but reports claim he wanted to remain on sabbatical
- Arsenal have also approached Wolves boss Nuno Espirit Santo and Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti
Max Allegri has turned down the offer to become Arsenal new manager, reports claim.
The 55-year-old has been tagged one of the favourites to inherit the vacant managerial role at the Emirates since the sacking of Unai Emery.
But according to Italian news media outlet Gazzetta, the former Juventus gaffer wants to continue his sabbatical before looking for a permanent role next season.
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It is understood that Arsenal had made contact with the Italian tactician but they have been told to look elsewhere.
Allegri won five Serie A titles in his five-year spell with the Bianconeri and added four domestic cups including two Champions League runners-up medals.
The north Londoners have also tended towards the direction of Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo but the Portuguese boss has refused to respond to the claims.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has also been contacted but the huge wage demands could hinder the former Chelsea manager in making a return to the Premier League.
Ex-Valencia boss Marcelino is also in the running after guiding the La Liga side to fourth last season and a Copa del Rey victory over Barcelona in the final, their first trophy in 11 years.
Freddie Ljungberg is currently interim boss while the search for a permanent manager goes on and the Swedish legend will be at the dug out when Arsenal travel to play Norwich City.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Unai Emery's sack has got Arsenal talking with Massimiliano Allegri as their next manager, according to reports.
The Spanish manager was sacked by the London outfit on Friday, November 29, after series of poor results.
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