Max Allegri reveals he has was honoured to be offered the Real Madrid job, but he had already made a commitment to Juventus.
The Juve coach was initially tipped to take the vacant Arsenal job before being closely linked to Real Madrid when Zinedine Zidane stood down earlier this summer.
“I said ‘no’ to Real Madrid because I made a commitment with the President,” he told Stile Mese.
“Therefore, my maximum respect for Juventus and given word were why I rejected the call of Real Madrid, the biggest club in the world and the dream for every Coach.
“I’d be a hypocrite if I said I wasn’t honoured by their consideration, but I’m absolutely convinced that I made the right decision.
“Am I a ‘bandiera’ like Buffon or Del Piero? I absolutely don’t want to be equated with them because they’re players who wrote Juventus’ history, whereas I’ve only been here for four years.”