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Allegri to remain if Juve qualify for Champions League, but Tudor favourite to replace him

Max Allegri is likely to remain in charge of Juventus next season if they qualify for the Champions League, but the Bianconeri are keeping an eye on Igor Tudor. The club have seen their points penalty revoked, pending a new trial, and have been propelled back up the Serie A standings, despite their poor run of form. The Old Lady have only won once in their last seven matches, with Juve fans on social media calling for the sacking of Allegri before the season is out.

Tuttosport report that there exists a pact of sorts between Allegri and Exor chairman John Elkann which was ‘signed’ during the investigation into Juve’s finances. As such, should the Bianconeri qualify for the Champion League, the Livorno tactician is almost certain to remain in charge for the 2023/24 campaign.

The report also claims that there are no absolute certainties, given the uncertain nature of Juve’s season to date. With this in mind, the newspaper claims that Marseille coach Igor Tudor remains of serious interest to the Bianconeri, having first reported the news earlier this week.

French outlet L’Equipe confirm the story, stating that the most ‘concrete’ option for the Juve bench, in the event of Allegri leaving, would be Tudor. The Croatian is in pole position for ‘several factors’, namely his work at Udinese, the strong performances he generated in his time at Verona, and his stellar work at Marseille, who sit second in the Ligue 1 table.

L’Equipe also factor in Tudor’s salary, which is expected to be significantly lower than the costs involved in hiring someone like Antonio Conte or Roberto de Zerbi. The suggestion is that Juve may be more prepared to fire Allegri and swallow the cost of his two-year salary, if they don’t have to spend heavily on a new coach.

Finally, Tuttosport confirm that Tudor is second-choice for the bench, but the first choice, for now, remains Allegri.

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