Former England manager Fabio Capello has told Massimiliano Allegri to resist Bayern Munich and hold out for the Manchester United job.
Allegri, the former Juventus boss, has reportedly been in talks with United over a deal worth £6.5million a year, as doubts continue to remain about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s suitability for the role. In the meantime, Allegri is said to be learning English as he sets his sights on the Premier League.
But according to reports in the Guardian, the Italian is also on a four-man shortlist, along with Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, who has distanced himself from the job and Arsene Wenger, to take over from Niko Kovac, who was sacked by Bayern after 18 months in charge following a 5-1 loss to his former club Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Despite the temptation of potentially managing the Bundesliga champions, Capello has urged Allegri to focus on Old Trafford and not the Allianz Arena.
“He’d be a good fit at Bayern Munich, although I don’t know how welcome Italians are in Germany after [Carlo] Ancelotti,” Capello told Italian station Radio Anch’io Sport in reference to his compatriot’s sacking by Bayern in 2017.
“England’s exciting, there’s the possibility of working well and the Premier League is a championship that enriches you. If I was Allegri, I’d go to Manchester.”
During his four years at Juventus, Allegri won five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias and two Italian Super Cups, but after increased pressure, left the club at the end of last season following frank discussions with the board.
“We talked, expressed our ideas on what was best for Juventus and the future of Juventus. After that, the club evaluated it and decided it was best that I wouldn’t be the coach of Juventus next season.”
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