United will consider Allegri’s candidacy

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Manchester United will consider Massimiliano Allegri’s  candidacy (Juventus) in the search for a new permanent head coach.

Last week, the Red Devils’ leadership fired Jose Mourinho and appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as an interim manager until the end of the season. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s is considered as United’s long-term number one choice.

Pochettino’s moving from London to Manchester looks extremely difficult. Even if the Argentinian suddenly decides to bail on the Spurs, this transfer will cost United very much – many tens of millions of pounds.

Thus, the Devils are forced to think about alternatives to Mauricio. In addition to the obvious candidacy of Zinedine Zidane, United will consider the option of inviting Allegri, according to ESPN.

The 51-year-old Italian has a contract with Juventus until 2020. Allegri led the club from Turin to victory in Serie A four times in a row, and also reached the Champions League final twice.

In the past, Massimiliano repeatedly talked about his ambitions to work in the Premier League once. According to the source, Arsenal looked too close at Allegri last summer, but in the end, made a choice in favour of Unai Emery.

In addition to great achievements in the European and domestic arenas, Allegrini has established himself as a coach who can work productively, side by side, with a sports director. The relevant position should soon appear at United.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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