Premier League legend Dimitar Berbatov has said that Max Allegri would replace Chelsea coach Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge as he did at Juventus when the Italian exits the team.
Allegri took over Juve after Conte in 2014 and he has gone on to surpass the achievement of his predecessor. Conte won the Serie A with Juventus but failed to make progress in the continental stage. Conte eventually left Juve to manage the Italian national team and Allegri helped Juve surge.
Allegri has helped the team to Serie A title in three year and has taken the team further by reaching two Champions League finals in three years.
“I’m sure he’d like to trump Conte and win the Champions League, that’s the one thing that’s evaded Juve for a long time now,” Berbatov said.
The player who is now a free agent added that Allegri would do the switch when the time is right.
“He succeeded him in Juventus, then he will go to Chelsea probably. English teams are going to want him for sure. But I think he will stay in Juventus for a long time,” the former Manchester United player added.
Allegri is gunning for the Champions League title for Juve. He is set to lead his impressive team against Real Madrid in Cardiff for the title. Dani Alves was amongst the scorers as Juve sealed their spot in the final in the 2-1 victory over AS Monaco.
After a 2-0 win in the first leg, Alves sent a volley that set the pace for the eventual victory. Berbatov said the strike was reminiscent of United legend Paul Scoles’ strike in the Champions League. Alves has earned a lot of credits for his display this season. After he left Barcelona, many expected that his career would gradually wind down but Rio Ferdinand recently declared that the Catalan giant would regret ever letting the player leave.