Massimiliano Allegri will become Chelsea’s new manager after receiving a “fantastic offer” from Roman Abramovich, according to Allegri’s former manager Giovanni Galeone.
Allegri is currently in charge of Juventus and is one of many high-profile names being linked with the managerial job at Stamford Bridge.
Galeone managed Allegri while they were at Pescara and he is convinced that the 48-year-old will end up in charge of the Blues next season.
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"I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well. As one of the five best coaches in the world, he will leave Juventus, it makes no sense to remain still in Italy," he told Radio Radio, via Sky Sports.
"For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going England because the proposal offered by Roman Abramovich is really fantastic.
"Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer."
The Italian manager led AC Milan to the Serie A title in his first of three full seasons in charge at the San Siro, before he was snapped up by Juventus in the summer of 2014.
During his first season in charge at the Old Lady he won the league title, the Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final - where they lost to Barcelona.
Despite a slow start to the season, Allegri’s side sit second in the league and are currently on a magnificent run - winning 14 consecutive league matches.
Chelsea are unbeaten under caretaker manager Guus Hiddink and are yet to comment on whether they will appoint him on a permanent basis at the end of the campaign.
However, last week the Dutch manager admitted that he’s received offers from Chinese clubs to manage in their country next season.