Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he had the chance to become Zinedine Zidane’s successor at Real Madrid but turned down the offer to stay in Turin.
“Did I say no to those two clubs? Let’s just say that I have said yes to Juventus, respecting the agreement that I have struck with the board,” he said.
“I am grateful to president Florentino Perez for taking me into consideration. I have always liked Juventus’ plans, which are renewed every year with the aim of always winning. I will look to continue the improvements that we began four years ago, alongside [Beppe] Marotta, [Fabio] Paratici, [Pavel] Nedved and the president.”
Allegri took over the Juventus job from Conte in 2014.