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Man Utd may target Max Allegri

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The former Juventus manager is on the market

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No Conte-style weave for him.
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Manchester United may consider a move for former Juventus manager Max Allegri.

British newspaper the Daily Mirror reports that the manager, who has also coached Italian side AC Milan, is ready to return to management after leaving Juventus in the summer. He has been linked with United and other clubs but has instead completed most of the season on a sabbatical.

The paper thinks that United may consider a move for Allegri as he is ready to start working again in September (one would assume he might even turn up in the summer, and probably for August’s games, what with the season starting then).

Allegri has been taking English lessons, which has led to speculation he is keen to take on a job in the Premier League, with some suggestions that he is so keen to take over at Old Trafford that he would have been happy to cut short his sabbatical if it meant getting the job at United.

Launching his new book in Paris, he downplayed the possibility of replacing Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain, saying:

“There is nothing with PSG. I am in Paris just to present my book,” Allegri confirmed.

”I am not here to talk about my future because I don’t know my future but I know that in September I must necessarily go back to training otherwise I get too used to being on vacation.”

United continue to brief that they will stick by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer save for a disastrous conclusion to the season, but they are known to have made contacts with Mauricio Pochettino through intermediaries. They might also face competition from Manchester City for the former Spurs boss so could consider Allegri as an alternative. United’s desire to stick with Solskjaer may be helped by City’s recent Champions League ban, which may make United’s chase for Champions League football easier.