Expectant Juventus statement sees Man Utd shortlist narrow

Date published: Tuesday 12th February 2019 11:25

Manchester United will not get their hands on Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri this summer, according to the Turin club.

ESPN have reported that Allegri is in the running to replace Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

But Juve director Fabio Paratici has put paid to any hopes United had of approaching the Italian coach, whilst also claiming that star forward Paulo Dybala will also not be leaving this summer.

“I believe he will stay,” Paratici told La Gazzetta dello Sport when asked about Allegri. “I really don’t see a better manager.”

Meanwhile, Argentina star Dybala has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Paratici says he is also staying in Serie A.

“Dybala is staying. Only people who want to go will leave Juve.

“I repeat, it is difficult to find better players than those we already have,” added Paratici.

ESPN claimed in December that Manchester United officials will consider Allegri as a permanent successor to Mourinho, despite the Italian having a contract at Juventus until 2020.

Mourinho was axed at Old Trafford in December and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis until the end of the season.

Norwegian club Molde allowed Solskjaer to make the temporary switch to Old Trafford, with United expected to appoint a more experienced manager in the summer.

Sky Sports claim the Norwegian side have allowed the former United forward to make a temporary return to Old Trafford for an initial £1.8m and that it would cost an additional £7.2m should United chiefs decide to keep Solskjaer beyond the end of the current campaign.

Allegri took over as Juventus boss in 2014 following the departure of Antonio Conte and has won four successive Serie A and Coppa Italia doubles and reached the Champions League final on two occasions.

 

 

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