Manchester United ‘consider move for Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as club step up search for next manager’
- Manchester United are weighing up their options for their next permanent boss
- Jose Mourinho was sacked earlier this month following a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool
- Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been brought in until the end of the season
Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Manchester United will consider Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as the club begin to co-ordinate search for their next permanent manager.
Jose Mourinho was sacked earlier this month following a comprehensive 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool and club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was brought in until the end of the season on an interim basis.
According to ESPN, while Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains the club’s No 1 target, Juve manager Allegri will be in the discussion among the club’s top brass as they create a shortlist of men they want to succeed Mourinho.
Manchester United ‘will consider Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri’ as they eye next manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been brought in until the end of the season as interim manager
Solskjaer has won his first two games in charge – a 5-1 away win at Cardiff and a 3-1 home win over Huddersfield Town – but the club are likely to continue looking at external candidates.
The ex-United striker, who remains under contract at Molde, intimated in his opening press conference that he would like the job on a permanent basis but it remains to be seen if a decision on a successor will be made ahead of the end of the season.
Allegri is one of the finest managers in world football and should United entice him to Manchester, it would be a real coup.
Allegri is one of the finest managers in world football and boasts an impressive CV at Juventus
The 51-year-old is under contract with the Serie A champions until 2020 but has previously made it clear a switch to English football is something he finds appealing.
He was one of the key names in the frame for the vacant Arsenal job when Arsene Wenger departed, but the club eventually opted for free agent Unai Emery following his exit from PSG.
Allegri has led Juventus to four consecutive Serie A titles and reached the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017 – his stature and experience would provide United with an authoritative figure to turn around the club’s fortunes both domestically and in Europe.
United want to restructure behind the scenes and bring in a sporting director to ease the workload on CEO Ed Woodward – something that would not phase Allegri given he has a similar set-up already in place at Juventus.
He is an animated manager but brings trophies and results as he has shown while in Turin