Juventus coach Allegri confirms Real Madrid's Perez called him

Juventus coach Allegri confirms Real Madrid's Perez called him

But Allegri has revealed he was offered the job.

Thibaut Courtois is waiting for Real Madrid to try and make a transfer move to sign him, according to reports in Spain. Let's say I said yes to Juventus. I spoke with the president and it was right for me to stay at Juventus. It was a decision I had already made.

Massimiliano Allegri admits he turned down the Real Madrid job, before they appointed Julen Lopetegui.

Allegri has since won four straight Scudetti with the Old Lady, marking a record seven consecutive Serie A titles in total, while also reaching the Champions League final in 2015-16 where the club lost out to Madrid.

Allegri affirmed that he rejected the interest from Madrid out of respect for his current club: "I told [Perez] that I had given my word to Juventus that I would stay here and I wanted to respect what I had said".

"Pochettino, quite clearly, didn't even have the chance to say yes or no because Real Madrid didn't want to negotiate with Daniel Levy".

Allegri, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea, explained the reasons behind his decision: "I'm staying [at Juventus] because it is a project which is renewed every year and every season is more competitive than the last".

Real announced the appointment of Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as successor to Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday, with the Spanish FA then sacking him days before their World Cup opener.

"I thanked Florentino for the offer but said I couldn't accept it out of the respect I owed to Juventus". "Let's just see what happens after the World Cup".

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