Allegri's focus on recovering Serie A position, not Juventus future
Massimiliano Allegri has too much going on with Juventus in the aftermath of their points deduction to worry about his future, according to the Bianconeri coach.
Juventus, then third in Serie A, were deducted 15 points last week following an investigation into the club's past transfer dealings.
They have always denied any wrongdoing and hope the sanctions will be overturned on appeal.
But Juve slipped to 10th before a 3-3 draw with Atalanta and will kick off against Monza on Sunday in 11th. Monza could overtake their opponents with a win.
Allegri was asked on Saturday if he had spoken to owner John Elkann about a contract renewal, but his attention is on matters on the field.
"I spoke to Elkann but not about this," Allegri said. "He asked me how the team is doing.
"Right now there are so many things to do, we need to stay focused on the league without losing sight of it. We have four months with goals to achieve."
Allegri is trying to keep his players focused, too, keen to maintain the belief that saw them earn 38 points on the pitch – even if they have only 23 in the standings.
"We have to be isolated from everything; we are asked to go on the pitch and win games," he said.
"We must be focused on what we have done so far. We must have revenge on our minds against Monza because we have taken only a point in the last two games regardless of external problems.
"There is a strong club. We think about making the results and reinforcing our ranking, which is 38 points. From that, we must move forward.
"We finished the first round [of the season]; now we have another 19 games. From tomorrow, we must try to score as many points as possible."
He added: "We scored 38 points. If you say otherwise, you can lose certainties; the team scored 38 points on the field.
"We have to work on the basis of that ranking there, then if they give [the points back] to us or not, there is a strong club that works to defend itself.
"We have to defend ourselves on the field – and indeed attack, because we have to score points."