Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has turned down an approach from Real Madrid, according to reports in the Spanish press.
The European champions are keen to swiftly appoint a successor to Zinedine Zidane, who surprisingly resigned from the position at the Bernabeu on Thursday.
A report in Cadena Ser outlined how the Bianconeri boss declined an approach from Madrid, who had identified the Italian as an ideal candidate.
The 50-year-old has won Serie A five times – once with Milan and four times with Juve – in a coaching career which has won 12 trophies, while has twice guided the Turin-based club to the Champions League final.
Allegri is the only Coach to have eliminated Madrid from Europe’s premier club competition in the last five seasons (2015 semi-final) but the Italian champions have lost to Madrid in each of the past two seasons.
Real Madrid have apparently been unsuccessful in their pursuit of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, while Germany manager Joachim Low has ruled himself out of the running.