Max Allegri has rejected a 20 million euros per year wage contract with Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal as he decides to stay with Juventus.
It has been widely reported that clubs from Saudi Arabia are desperate to attract the Old Lady’s head coach to the Saudi Pro League, after the league succeeded in bringing in players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Ruben Neves.
However, the 55-year-old is in his second period as Juventus’s head coach. In his current term, he is yet to see the level of accomplishment he previously celebrated when he won five consecutive Scudetto titles and four Coppa Italias in a row.
As a result of the Old Lady’s lackluster league performances over the past two seasons, he has lost the support of some of Juventus’ diehard fans.
There have been calls for him to be fired as a result of this, but the club’s leadership is sticking by him.
However, Max Allegri persists invulnerable to their pleasures, as transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims the coach has declined the offer from Saudi Arabia outfit Al-Hilal that was worth an incredible 20 million euros per year until the summer of 2025.
Max Allegri has been heavily linked with Al-Nassr’s move on a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo whom he had worked with at Juventus before the five times Ballon d’Or winner departed for Manchester United in the summer of 2021, but Al-Hilal ended up being the club that made an official offer.
For the sake of politeness, Allegri listened to the presentation, but he had no intention of leaving Juventus, even if the offer would have more than tripled his existing salary.
Allegri has made it clear to the Saudis on multiple occasions that he is not interested in the oil-rich money or the contract offer they have presented.
After leading the Bianconeri from 2014 to 2019, he returns to that role in the summer of 2021.
The arrival of the Saudis and their large contract offer(s) was perceived as a potential exit from the four-year contract Allegri has with Juventus.
Allegri’s recent basic income is reportedly seven million euros plus a two million bonus, which means the new proposal from Saudi Arabia would quadruple his salary.
Allegri is a top manager and Juventus expects the gaffer to get admirers in and outside Europe, so this will not come so much as a shock.
The manager may prefer to stay in Europe and hence decline the offer once again, but you never know what he will decide in the next few weeks.
Despite Allegri’s first refusal, the Saudis continue to pursue the Bianconeri manager.
According to Football Italia’s latest report, they have returned with an attractive offer of 30 million euros every season in the hopes of luring Allegri into accepting their proposition.
Max Allegri’s contract with Juventus
Despite the blockbuster offer from Saudi Arabia, Max Allegri still has two years of contracts left on a four years deal he penned down with the Old Lady in the summer of 2021, which will end in the summer of 2025 that pays him upward of 9 million euros a season.
What’s next for Max Allegri?
The Italian manager is keen on staying in Europe but he may later consider Saudi move due to Juventus missing out on the UEFA Champions League next season.
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