A well-known agent has approached former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri over taking up the Everton hot seat should the Toffees fire Marco Silva, according to Ian McGarry speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast.
Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juventus in June, where he lifted five consecutive Serie A titles having also inspired a triumphant campaign with AC Milan in 2010/11.
Allegri had been in charge of Juventus for five years before walking away from the Turin outfit in June, having turned the Allianz Stadium outfit into a domestically dominant force that lifted five league titles and four consecutive Italian Cups during his tenure (TransferMarkt).
The 2017/18 Serie A Manager of the Year opted to take a year out of football (Sky Sports) following his decision to leave the Old Lady, but has since been connected with Manchester United (Tuttosport) and now Everton.
According to McGarry, the 52-year-old has been approached by a well-known agent offering the Toffees managers position to him, with Silva said to be under threat of being fired.
“A well-known agent has contacted Massimiliano Allegri’s representatives in the last seven days to find out whether or not he would be interested in taking over from Marco Silva if he was to be sacked,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast.
“This is a normal process, and what we cannot confirm is if this was instructed by Everton, these things often happen in this way.”
Saturday’s Premier League encounter with West Ham United was said to have been a key decider in what the future has in store for Silva, which the Blues won 2-0 thanks to goals by Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson (Sky Sports).
Approaching Allegri to replace Silva would be an ambitious move by Everton, if it turns out that it was the Blues who instructed an agent to contact the Italian. Whether the Toffees could hire the 52-year-old would be another matter altogether, though.
Duncan Castles added on the Transfer Window Podcast that Allegri would be open to a move to the Premier League, but only to a club that can challenge for the title and in Europe.
Everton are far from ready to be in that small bracket of clubs that can lift the league crown and compete for Champions League honours, so it would be extremely unlikely that he would consider Goodison Park as his potential next home.
Allegri has already done the hopeful up-and-coming days of his career with spells at Sassuolo, Cagliari and various lower-tier Italian clubs, and will be looking more at the likes of Manchester United as his first job post-Juventus.
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