An agent has approached Massimiliano Allegri over possibly taking over from Marco Silva at Everton, according to a report.
Silva is feeling the heat at Goodison Park after a poor start to the season has seen them slip into the bottom three with just wins and six goals to their name.
The Daily Star says “a defeat at home to West Ham could be curtains for the ex-Watford boss” and while that may well be an extreme view, transfer pundit Ian McGarry says Allegri has been contacted over the Everton job,
McGarry said on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast: “A well known agent has contacted Massilimiliano Allegri representatives in the last seven days to find out whether or not he would be interested in taking over from Marco Silva if he was to be sacked.
“This is a normal process and what we cannot confirm is if this was instructed by Everton, these things often happen in this way.”
The news, if true, will set alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford, with the out-of-work Italian understood to be one of their targets if they lose faith with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Tuttosport have even reported that the Italian is “very close” to getting the job at United.
All the noises coming from United though are that the Norwegian will be given time to mould a style of play and a team at United, but a heavy home defeat to Liverpool and a continuation of faltering results could change Ed Woodward and the Old Trafford board’s mind.
Allegri left Juventus in the summer after leading them to their fifth straight Serie A title and he is learning English, possibly with a view to working in the Premier League.
Allegri was at AEFCA’s [Alliance of European Football Coaches Association] 2019 Symposium in Warsaw this week and was asked by Polish newspaper Przegląd Sportowy via Sport Witness about United.
“I speak English too poorly for now, but I am learning,” joked Allegri as he refused to be drawn on the talk.