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Manchester United: Massimiliano Allegri eyes managerial job

Manchester United: Massimiliano Allegri eyes managerial job

Massimiliano Allegri is eyeing the manager’s job at Manchester United if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked by the club, according to the Daily Mail.

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Allegri is thought to have been taking English lessons over the past year and is keen on managing in England.

The two-time Champions League finalist is still contractually tied to Juventus until 2020 and is also willing to take the United job without Champions League football.

A move for Allegri wouldn’t necessarily improve the position of the club if he were to come in. At Juventus, the manager had inherited Antonio Conte’s side who had already won Serie A three years in a row, making his achievement of five consecutive league titles less spectacular.

There also remains the prospect of rebuilding the squad at Old Trafford. Both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez (temporarily) were let go in the summer, leaving Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as the only senior attackers at the club (via Transfermarkt). Without Champions League football, which the club look likely to miss out on on current form, the prospect of signing a top-class forward in the same ilk of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Sergio Aguero looks difficult.

In midfield, there still remains speculation regarding the future of Paul Pogba, who has reportedly demanded over £600,000 per week in wages (via Diario Madridista). And with Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata already the wrong side of 30-years-old, they may also need to be replaced soon.

While Allegri may have a CV packed success, his failure to undertake a serious rebuild job means he is not the right manager for the club. Jose Mourinho was in the same boat when he joined the club, and he was ultimately sacked by the club due to his failings. The club needs to ensure they get the next appointment right, or they could face yet more failure.

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