Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri would be a contenders to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, if Manchester United decided to axe the Norwegian in the near future.
That is the verdict of The Transfer Window podcast’s Duncan Castles, who is sure that Allegri would be a credible candidate to takeover.
Solskjaer is feeling the heat at United after a shocking start to the Premier League season.
Their latest defeat – the 6-1 mauling at Old Trafford – has sent the rumour mill into overdrive with Solskjaer’s position under scrutiny.
The former United super-sub signed a three-year contract at Manchester United in March 2019 after impressing during his stint as caretaker manager.
His impressive run of 14 wins from 19 games convinced United officials to give the former Molde and Cardiff boss a chance.
However, this season’s start to the season has seen them beaten by Crystal Palace and Spurs. They did scrape past Brighton, but their form has left them near the foot of the table. And questions are starting to be aimed at Solskjaer.
Castles does say that there has been no approach for former Juventus boss Allegri. However, he claims that the 53-year-old, who is out of work after leaving Juve in 2019, would be a contender.
After guiding AC Milan to Serie A glory previously, Allegri would be of interest to United. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also gets a mention as a potential target.
In February this year Allegri gave an interview with the Associated Free Press about his future plans.
Allegri learns English
“In September I need to come back. If I don’t I’ll get too used to being on holiday and I’ll never work again!” Allegri said.
“I still have three more months of holiday and that’s good for me. “I won’t speak about my future, because there isn’t anything to talk about for now, and also because it would be disrespectful to the other coaches to do so.”
“I learn English for my personal culture, because when I go I can’t communicate,” he added.
Castles though insists there is currently a “discontent with the club and the manager” and with an unforgiving run of fixtures ahead United officials may well have a decision to make.