Juventus chief Allegri keen on Man Utd job and already taking English lessons
MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI wants to be considered when Manchester United pick a new permanent manager.
The Juventus boss is already taking English lessons to make sure he is ready, but faces competition from the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone.
SunSport understands the Tottenham boss, 46, is the firm favourite to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season.
But the United chiefs have vowed to consider all options during the "thorough and extensive" recruitment process.
According to The Times, Allegri will be in the running after his impressive spell in charge of the Italian giants.
He led them to their fourth consecutive Serie A title last season and he guided them to the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017.
Allegri, 51, is under contract in Turin until 2020, but it is understood that he is a huge admirer of the Premier League.
And the source claims he has been brushing up on his English language skills for the past year.
Speaking today, Allegri played down the talk, saying: “I’m very happy at Juventus.
“We’re doing great things, along with the club, and we continue like this. Not least because we’re only in December and there are a lot of matches between now and June.”
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