Stoke City’s Mark Hughes, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and former Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli were all linked with the Chelsea job.
However Massimo Allegri has won the heart of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
Guus Hiddink has already said he is at Chelsea on an interim basis as he will be leaving at the end of the season but a world class manager has already agreed to replace him.
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The Juventus coach has beaten off competition from at least two other managers to take over from Hiddink at the end of the season, Express.co.uk reports as per Calciomercato.com.
Stoke City’s Mark Hughes, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and former Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli were all being linked with the Chelsea job but Roman Abramovich’s first choice was initially believed to be Manchester City bound, Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola has now moved to Manchester City which leaves second choice Allegri as the man convinced to replace Hiddink.
The report claims that the Italian will earn £5.3m-a-season for the course of his four year spell.
Allegri is reported to have been approached by Chelsea in recent days and has accepted because of his desire to manage in another league.
The former AC Milan boss led Juventus to the Champions League final last season (where they lost to Barcelona) and to a League and cup double.