And with a triple passion for the sea, horseracing and football, a purported move to England -- where he is tipped to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal -- seems to be edging closer for the Livorno-born coach. Had Allegri decided otherwise two days before he was supposed to marry his then fiancee Erika in June 1992, his life might have taken a different direction. The flowers had been delivered to the church when Allegri stunned his bride-to-be with a last-gasp change of heart in June 1992. Years later, he explained: "It was me who made the decision after tormenting myself for months about it. "I had a three-metre high wall in front of me. In these situations, you have two choices: try to climb over it, or go back the way you came. I turned around, and disappeared for a while." - Arsenal watching? - A promising midfielder with newly-promoted Pescara , Italian media reports at the time described how Allegri had "dribbled his way around everybody". But the Capuchin monk who thought it was a "joke" when Allegri's father called to cancel the wedding offers a glimpse of Allegri's penchant for going on instinct.
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