There will always be rumors surrounding Max Allegri’s future as long as he’s coaching at Juventus. It’s natural. It’s the world we live in and there’s really nothing that we can do about. He could win the Champions League for three years in a row and then the next day there will be something about him learning English or heading off to a foreign country for a whole lot of money.
This time, the Allegri-related rumors have a different bit of a tune.
It involves Allegri, the man who has led Juventus to two Champions League finals in his three years in charge, adding another season onto the current deal that ties him to the Italian champions until the end of the 2017-18 campaign. An announcement is expected rather soon, maybe even as soon as Wednesday morning or afternoon in Turin.
Here are the reported financial details of the deal, according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio:
Today, there was contact between the directors and the manager, who will formalize the deal tomorrow morning. Allegri will make around 7 million euros during the last year of his contract. Next year, he will make at least 4.5 million euros with a potential increase to 5.5 million euros after bonuses. In 2018, he will make at least 6-6.5 million plus bounses. Allegri is and will be Juventus' future.
If you achieve what Allegri has over the past three seasons, do you think you should make that amount of bread every season?
I think so. Throw in the fact that clubs that have been rumored to be interested in him as of late have a nice little financial backing behind them, then it makes sense to give Max a nice little raise on top of adding another year to his contract.
And by pretty much every indication he’s given in the press, Allegri is not interested in leaving. Something tells me that has to do with the success he’s had in his three seasons at the helm. Something tells me that he’s happy where he is working with who he’s working with. That’s what matters most — you win, you’re most likely going to be happy where you are. Simple.