Manchester United Considering Italian Coach For The Managerial Job

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Manchester United are considering Massimiliano Allegri for the permanent managerial post at Old Trafford. 

The Mancunian giants have wasted no time in beginning their hunt for a permanent successor for Jose Mourinho, and have already been linked with several world-class candidates.

The likes of Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte are said to be on their shortlist, but Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be the sole frontrunner by miles.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also made himself available for the permanent role despite his contract with Molde, but the Red Devils are expected to hire a new boss irrespective of the Norwegian’s achievements during his interim spell.

Now, as per the latest report from ESPN, a brand new tactician has been added to Manchester United‘s shortlist, in the form of Juventus gaffer Massimiliano Allegri.

Having led the Old Lady outfit to four consecutive Serie A titles, along with two Champions League finals in 2015 and 2017, the Italian certainly boasts of a heavily impressive CV.

Allegri’s current contract with Juve runs out in 2020, but he remains open to a move to the Premier League. In fact, he was strongly touted to succeeded Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, before the Gunners decided to opt for Unai Emery instead.

Manchester United are looking to reshuffle their setup by appointing a new director of football at the end of the season – a move that would go well with the appointment of Allegri, given his experience of having worked with a sporting director at Juventus.

The report does add that while Allegri and some other potential candidates are being considered, Pochettino remains the Old Trafford outfit’s prime target. But whether they can persuade Spurs to part ways with their impressive Argentine remains a matter of speculation.