MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI has revealed he was approached by Real Madrid as a potential replacement for Zinedine Zidane — but turned it down.
Los Blancos yesterday confirmed Julen Lopetegui would be the new man in the hotseat in what has turned out to be an extremely controversial move.
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The news came after weeks of speculation with a variety of names across the football landscape linked with the role.
One of those was that of Allegri, and he confirmed the contact.
He explained: “I thanked Florentino Perez, who called me, but I had given my word to the club [Juventus].”
Zidane left his position as Real Madrid manager on May 31 and such was the surprise, the club had no replacement lined up.