Massimiliano Allegri rejected a chance to manage Manchester United after leaving Juventus in 2019.
The Italian has returned to the club after they sent Andrea Pirlo packing and according to his mentor Giovanni Galeone, Allegri had rejected five offers from big European teams during his two years’ sabbatical.
“The last year that he was at Juventus, Allegri said no to five big offers. Chelsea tried twice in the space of 15 days and he always rejected every proposal. Then Real Madrid contacted him more than once, while Arsenal, PSG, and Manchester United also tried. This was all in the space of a year, but he always said no,” Galeone told Il Bianconero.
The 53-year-old has now completed a return to the Old Lady when most thought he had retired from the game. According to reports, Allegri was linked with United before they appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent deal in 2019 with the English giants having been heavily linked with the tactician.
On Arsenal's part, the thought is that he was approached when they need a replacement for Unai Emery but the manager rejected snubbed all those offers to return to Juventus where he has signed a four-year deal at the Allianz Arena.
Since Allegri’s departure from Juventus in 2019, United is the only club to not have replaced their manager at that time.