After heavily being linked with Chelsea following the imminent departure of Maurizio Sarri, Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that he will take a one-year sabbatical.
On Thursday night Chelsea agreed on a deal with Juventus which will see Sarri return to his homeland, ironically as Allegri’s replacement. Former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard has also been named as one of the top contenders to replace Sarri. Allegri and Juventus parted ways after failing to secure Champions League and falling out with some of the club's board members.
Speaking at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Allegri confirmed that he will take some time off before returning to management, "I will stay [away] for a year because I have to get back my private life, to find my family, children, and friends after so many years.
"These last 16 years I have been in a centrifuge. I will give my family, children, and friends some affection. This year, I will need this [time off] in order to recharge my batteries for the next season."
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