Allegri speaks on leaving Juventus after this season

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday dismissed talk he is about to quit the Serie A champions, hitting back at the criticism he received following his side's Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax.

The 51-year-old gave no indication that the curtain might be about to fall on his glittering tenure in his pre-match news conference ahead of the Bianconeri's trip to the Stadio Olimpico to face Roma on Sunday.

"It's amusing. This morning, I thought about what they might have done to me if I hadn't won any trophy in these years". We've been champions for a month already. "We will have an open general discussion, as we do every year".

"I told him before Ajax that I would stay".

Juventus, who were also booted out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta, have been linked with the return of Allegri's predecessor Antonio Conte, who won the first three of their current run of eight titles in a row.

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Massimiliano Allegri said he has "an excellent rapport" with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli as he prepares for talks over his future at the club, amid speculation his five-year spell in charge could be coming to an end. "When I was at AC Milan, people wanted rid of me by saying that [Pep] Guardiola was on his way there".

"This year it's causing more of a stir because we got knocked out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals". We don't play with just 12 players, so we need to be versatile and have different options, all of that creates motivation and excitement.

Asked whether he felt Juve shared his desire to stay, Allegri said: "I think they want to continue with me". I've got a great relationship with the president, with reciprocal honesty and respect. "I owe him and club", he added.