Ex-Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri aims to take over as Manchester United manager and he is already learning English, according to The Guardian.
They’ve reported that the Italian is keen for his next managerial role to be at Old Trafford should Ed Woodward sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the near future.
Allegri left Juventus at the end of last season having led them to five consecutive Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia victories and two Champions League finals.
He’s been without a job since, and the report says he’s been sounded out by several English clubs about a move to the Premier League in the future.
They point out that it’s their understanding that United have no intention of sacking Solskjaer as things stand, but say Allegri would be part of a three-man shortlist if they remove him in the near future.
Despite leaving, the 52-year-old still has a contract with Juventus until 2020, but that’s unlikely to affect him getting a job at another club, and the report says he’s learning English in preparation for a move.
It’s also believed he’d be willing to take the job even if United aren’t in the Champions League next season.
Allegri is one of the most successful managers of the modern era and he will surely demand respect wherever he goes.
Bearing that in mind, surely there are no guarantees should United go for another proven manager.
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