Ed Woodward has made more than a few mistakes over the last few years, yet they all pale in comparison to the arrival of David Moyes. Seen a the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes came in to start a new dynasty at Old Trafford, but it didn’t turn out that way.
Indeed, within a year, the Scotsman was gone, and interestingly, his six-year contract would still be ongoing were he still at the club.
His replacements, Louis van Gaal and then Jose Mourinho, both also failed to make an impact at the club, and that means that Woodward’s next appointment must be a good one.
Unfortunately, though, his latest target offers little in the way of excitement for fans, and from the outside, it looks likely to go down as yet another failed move. According to ESPN, Max Allegri is a name that the Red Devils will consider as their next permanent manager.
Allegri is, in many ways, a similar manager to Mourinho. He’s very negative, and his playstyle places an emphasis on the defensive side of the game. So, he’s not the kind of boss that will get fans out of their seats and into the game, and that’s one of the many reasons why Jose Mourinho fell short. This will also limit the players at Old Trafford, with men like Paul Pogba flourishing in a more offensive system.
He’s also lacking experience outside of Italy. He’s done well in Serie A and, to be fair, in Europe too – but he’s never managed in the Premier League. What Man Utd really need is someone that’s proven in the English top flight, yet still not someone that’s past their best like Mourinho.
Allegri is a top manager, but is he what Man Utd need at this moment in time? It’s hard to say that he is.
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