Juventus clinched a record sixth successive Serie A title on Sunday, but Massimiliano Allegri has hinted of a future beyond the Italian giants.
Having already retained the Coppa Italia for the third year on the bounce, the Bianconeri wrapped up yet another Scudetto with a 3-0 win against Crotone in Turin. Attention will now turn to the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid and a possible treble, after which Allegri will sit down with the board and decide where he and the club can progress from this point.
“It depends on both of us,” he said. “I am very happy to be at Juventus, we haven’t spoken yet, but we will sit down and understand what to do next. Juve have reached such a high level that we must maintain it and that is not easy, so we need to confront our various ideas. I am very happy to have won trophies at Milan and Juventus, but there’s a long road ahead of me too.
“My career might not be that long now, but I love football. There’s a lot of pressure, but I find that enjoyable. I hope that I haven’t reached my peak yet. I hope that I can do even better, as if you are not motivated to improve, then why bother? This victory is part of the history of Juventus. We’ll come back on Wednesday, having two days off to clear our heads and recharge the batteries.”
There were reports earlier this month that Allegri had agreed a new contract which would run until the summer of 2020, with the option of a further 12 months. And whilst it would still be something of a surprise if he were to quit the champions in the coming weeks, he may well feel if he leads his side to glory over Real in Cardiff that he has achieved all his ambitions with Juve.