Chelsea will be looking to climb up to second position in the table when they take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. "The Champions League is always our number one target". If these stories turn out to be true, Allegri would have replaced Conte at two back-to-back clubs having replaced him at Juventus when he walked away from the post to join the Italian national team. With the Rossoneri, the 50-year-old won the league title in his very first campaign, before achieving even more success upon joining Juventus in 2014.
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Antonio Conte has insisted that his decision to bring Eden Hazard off in Chelsea's League Cup clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night was purely tactical.
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Indeed, Italian media claims that a deal has all been but wrapped up to bring in Allegri to replace Conte at the earliest opportunity. This season Chelsea stand no realistic chance of defending their crown, but could win at least one cup competition. This is the history of this club for the manager.
The former Juventus and Italy boss says that goes with the territory of working at Chelsea and does not happen at other clubs.
As much as we hope that Conte stays on, it is good that Chelsea are preparing a contingency plan in case he does opt to depart. But, the Blues face an uphill task in pursuit of Allegri, with the Bianconeri unwilling to let the Italian leave anytime before his contract expires in 2020.
And the work Allegri has done at Juve since succeeding Conte in charge has led to him becoming their preferred choice.