Former Milan and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been heavily linked with a move to Roma throughout the past five months after Dan and Ryan Friedkin acquired the club in mid-August.
The 53 year-old has been out of work since leaving the Bianconeri in 2019 and he has been heavily tipped to replace Giallorossi boss Paulo Fonseca, whose future at the club has been under question for a number of months.
Today, though, Allegri’s agent, Giovanni Branchini, spoke to Tuttomercatoweb and clarified that there has been no contact between the Italian tactician and capital club.
“All of the allegations that have been made regarding contact between Roma and Allegri are pure fantasy,” he explained.
“Some important newspapers and publications continue to write this even though I’ve already informed them that it’s fake news. There has never been contact between the Giallorossi and Allegri.”
He continued, “Therefore, the rumors of a pre-agreement existing to bring him to the Italian capital are false, it never could have happened because there wasn’t any contact.”
“I believe this clarification needs to be made out of respect for Roma and, above all, for Fonseca, who is a highly respected and very well prepared manager. Allegri is calm and isn’t sitting on a perch waiting for something to happen — which is what many of these newspapers would lead you to believe.”