Marotta confident of Allegri stay

Juventus director Beppe Marotta is positive that Massimiliano Allegri will continue to oversee the team next season, despite being the reported favourite for the Chelsea job.

Juve head coach Allegri and Italy boss Antonio Conte are believed to be the frontrunners to replace Guus Hiddink at the helm for the Blues at the end of the campaign.

The defending Premier League champions reportedly met with Conte for the second time last week, although reports in the English media on Sunday suggested Allegri is their preferred choice.

Marotta, though, is confident the former AC MIlan coach will snub the west London giants due to the good relationship he has with the Bianconeri, who are chasing their fifth straight Scudetto.

“We have a great rapport with Allegri, now the crucial moment of the season is coming up, so we should focus on that,” he told Mediaset Premium ahead of the league clash at Frosinone on Sunday.

“In any case, contracts are not as important as the rapport between people. With Allegri the conditions are all there to continue.

“The team is doing well and improving a great deal. Today it’ll be a festival of sport against Frosinone, but we still want to win.

“Who would be most suited to Chelsea between Antonio Conte and Allegri? They are both top coaches.”