Max Allegri wants Arsenal job but bad interview in 2018 could cost him again
However, the former Juventus boss may well miss out on the top job at the Emirates Stadium just like he did last year.
Allegri was a candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger in the Gunners dugout.
Emery, though, impressed club chiefs when he applied for the post ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Italian Allegri is now out of work, having been replaced by Maurizio Sarri at Juventus this summer.
But the 52-year-old is keen to make his return to management.
And his stock is still significantly high given the success Juventus had under his leadership between 2014 and 2019.
The Old Lady won five successive Serie A titles during his reign in charge, while they also reached two Champions League finals.
Their two failures at the final hurdle in Europe and last season’s quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax, though, ultimately cost Allegri.
The former AC Milan boss, however, interviewed badly when he went for the Gunners post, according to the Mirror.
He was in the frame for the position due to his strong credentials and intimidating CV.
Allegri fancies a crack at English football, the Mirror adds, and is an option for the Gunners if they decide to cut ties with under-fire Emery.
The position at Bayern Munich is now up for grabs following Niko Kovac’s sacking last night, and Allegri has also been linked to that role.