New name emerges at top of Man Utd list to replace Jose Mourinho

Date published: Thursday 22nd March 2018 12:00

A new name has emerged at the top of Manchester United’s list to potentially replace Jose Mourinho at the Old Trafford helm.

The odds have shortened significantly on Mourinho moving on following well publicised spats with record signing Paul Pogba and left-back Luke Shaw.

The Portuguese has taken to criticising his players in public in recent weeks and was particularly vocal after their shock Champions League exit at the hands of Sevilla.

There were reports of some United players feeling that Shaw has been ‘bullied’, while Pogba has been dropped to the bench recently after failing to follow on-field instructions from his manager.

All that talk has thrust several names to the top of the queue to replace Mourinho, the latest of which is Juventus chief Massimo Allegri.

 

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The Juve boss is one of the most desired coaches in European football and has been strongly tipped to take over from Arsenal Wenger at Arsenal in recent times.

However, it would now appear that United are monitoring his situation, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Allegri has admitted that is happy in Turin, saying recently: “The future? These last three years I have really enjoyed and the fourth? Well, I will judge at the end of the season.

“The fact remains that we have made history at Juventus and now we want to go even further.”

However, reports claim that the former Milan boss is considering taking on a new challenge in 2018-19 and that United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and PSG are all ready to swoop should he chose to move on.

A lot will also depend on whether Allegri wins the Champions League this season, with the report going on to state that if he does then there is a good chance he will leave.

 

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