Massimiliano Allegri, the former Juventus coach, has confirmed that he turned down a bid from Real Madrid in 2018.
In four years, Allegri had won four Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies with Juve.
He’d even led the club to two Champions League finals, losing to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid in 2017.
In 2018, he only had a year left on his terms, but opted not to break it.
In 2018, the club was searching for a substitute for Zinedine Zidane.
Zidane had decided to abandon Real after winning the Champions League for the third time in a row.
And Allegri was approached, but he opted instead to stay in Turin out of loyalty to the Serie A champions.
“When Real Madrid called me three years ago, I had promised to Juventus that I would remain. That’s the only one I turned down,” Allegri told the Italian media Sky Sports Italia over the weekend.
After Los Blancos had already been rejected by Allegri, Julen Lopetegui was chosen.
The latter had to resign as Spain coach on the eve of the World Cup to take the role.