Man United to consider 51-year-old Italian as next permanent manager: report

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While Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hold the managerial job in the short-term, the search for the permanent replacement will continue.

The latest name to be thrown into the ring is Massimiliano Allegri. That’s according to ESPN, who say that the Red Devils will consider appointing the 51-year-old Italian – presumably in the summer.

Furthermore, the ESPN article states that Mauricio Pochettino is their top choice to come in and take the reigns at Old Trafford, but if Tottenham Hotspur continue their form, they could well be in the hunt for a Premier League title – which probably reduces the chance that the Argentine will head to Manchester.

Allegri has won four Serie A titles on the trot in Turin, while also taking Juventus to two Champions League finals. He’s certainly no slouch and it’s only right that the best managers in world football are being considered by the United heirarchy.

Although Allegri’s teams aren’t necessarily defensive, I’d still much prefer to see a world-class offensive mind brought into the mix. We’ve tried similar coaches style-wise in the form of Louis van Gaal and David Moyes, both failed rather miserably.

Let’s see the club taken in a completely different direction and see if that changes things, because at the end of the day, United have nothing to lose at this point…


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