According to a report by Spanish news outlet AS, Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy have ‘knocked on the door’ of ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.
The Lowdown: Allegri linked to Spurs
Since former Lilywhites boss Jose Mourinho was dismissed by Tottenham last month, a plethora of managers have been linked with the vacancy, and Allegri is one of them (Evening Standard).
The 53-year-old, currently without a club, has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid and comes as a potentially fruitful appointment for any interested party.
Unemployed, he presents a cheap option as well as someone who possesses real experience in clinching silverware.
The Latest: Levy approach made for Allegri
As per AS, Tottenham and chairman Levy have now ‘knocked on the door’ of Allegri amid the saga over his next managerial role.
However, it is claimed that the former AC Milan head coach has rebuffed this for the time being and ‘wants time to think’ – with AS hinting he is holding out for a move to the Bernabeu.
He has also ordered his representatives to ‘appease the interest’ of interested clubs who come enquiring, at least temporarily, while he waits to see ‘what happens’ with Real Madrid.
The Verdict: Most prestigious contender…
Given his prestige and brilliant record, Allegri arguably comes as the most high-profile coach linked to Spurs since Mourinho’s dismissal in April.
Losing on both occasions with the Old Lady, Allegri still possesses plenty of experience on the world’s biggest stages and has also worked wonders in other jobs.
AC Milan’s last domestic league title came during Allegri’s tenure in 2010/2011, with the San Siro side then going on to win a Supercoppa Italiana of their own soon afterwards (Transfermarkt).
Lauded as a manager who is ‘perfect for Tottenham’ by journalist Ben Ransom (Sky Sports Football Podcast), Levy could be disappointed over Allegri holding out on a move to Madrid.
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