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According to a report from the Metro claims Massimiliano Allegri threatened to quit Juventus this week. He was involved in a heated row with the centre-back, which saw Alllegri scream ‘shut up, dickhead. F**k off’ at his player during the 4-1 win over Palermo.
At a news conference on Friday, Allegri insisted there was nothing more to the issue, he said his row with Leonardo Bonucci is now in the past, adding that he does not want to hear any more about the incident.
Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport, reported the former AC Milan man told his bosses on Saturday that if they did not come down hard on Bonucci, he would be forced to leave Juve.
“The issue is definitely over,” Allegri said. “We decided together with the club and the president. I spoke with [general manager Beppe] Marotta, [sporting director Fabio] Paratici and [president Andrea] Agnelli, and we all decided together on a line which I think is right, given the rules and discipline of a club like Juventus.
“These are things that happen. Leo is an important player and he apologised. The whole issue was already over before and he is now available for selection again.
“I want to close things here — I can only repeat that over the course of a year, these things happen. It was seen by the whole world what happened on the field, but things happen also behind the scenes. You need discipline and respect, regardless of the Bonucci incident.
“With great respect for Leo, who is an extraordinary player, [Andrea] Barzagli and [Giorgio] Chiellini were outstanding [against Porto] and I could have left Leo out anyway. It’s right we end this now and think of tomorrow as we need three points against Empoli.”
Allegri has been tipped to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season
There are also question marks over the Italy international’s future in Turin, with Arsenal ready to capitalise on the situation as a possible replacement for Wenger if he should leave in summer.