Manchester United managerial target Massimiliano Allegri has commented on reports linking him with taking the Old Trafford job at the end of the season.
United are on the lookout for a new coach to succeed Jose Mourinho, who was sacked earlier this month and replaced by club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis.
Solskjaer has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the current campaign, and has started life with his former club brilliantly, winning both his opening matches in a convincing manner.
He has admitted he wants the job on a permanent basis when his interim spell comes to an end, but Solskjaer is likely to face a challenge with Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, telling talkSPORT many of football’s biggest names want to become the Old Trafford club’s new full-time manager ahead of next season.
One of those is believed to be Allegri, the Juventus manager, who has been a serial winner since joining the Serie A giants four years ago.
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However, Allegri has downplayed suggestions he could depart Italy in the summer, as he appears ready to see through his existing contract.