Former Juventus manager leading candidate for the Manchester United job

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Ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is reportedly the leading candidate for the Manchester United job if the club decide to part ways with current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian boss is not having the best time at Manchester United, looking out of his depth in such a big job due to a relative lack of experience at this level.

It makes sense that Manchester United might now be looking at more prominent names, and they don’t come much more significant than Massimiliano Allegri, who won title after title during his time in charge of Juve.

According to Sport Mediaset, the Italian head coach is now seemingly in pole position to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, despite much prior speculation recommending it could be Mauricio Pochettino.

The Daily Mirror have been among the sources to recently claim the former Tottenham boss is admired by the Red Devils’ board, but there may be advantages to going for Allegri instead.

While Mauricio Pochettino has proven himself in the Premier League, he’s never won a trophy, whereas Allegri has plenty to his name with Juve, as well as a Serie A title from his time at AC Milan.

That said, the conditions were right for Allegri to do that at Juve and it could be argued that the kind of job that’s needed at the Red Devils might suit Mauricio Pochettino’s skill-set better.

It’s all speculation for now, but things should become more evident towards the summer, depending on how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can do with United before then.