Manchester United and a number of Europe’s other big clubs will be on alert with Massimiliano Allegri saying he will be back in work come September.
The Italian is currently on a year-long sabbatical after leaving Juventus last summer but it’s not clear where his next job will be.
But the Red Devils may be in the running to get Allegri with the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking uncertain for large parts of the season.
Champions League qualification is essential for Man United and failure to achieve that would likely see the Norwegian get the chop.
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Allegri has now revealed that he desperately wants to be in the dugout by the start of next season.
At the launch of his book in Paris, he said of his future: “There is nothing with PSG. I am in Paris just to present my book.
“I am not here to talk about my future because I don’t know my future but I know that in September I must necessarily go back to training otherwise I get too used to being on vacation.”
Allegri was recently linked with a return to Juve amid pressure on his replacement Maurizio Sarri.
However, this seems unlikely with Allegri even admitting that he’s learning English, suggesting a Premier League job is on the horizon.
He won six Serie A titles, including five in a row with Juventus and would seem an ideal candidate to bring glory back to Old Trafford.
Man United are currently seventh, although they are only two points off the final Champions League qualification spot of fifth, provided Manchester City’s two-year ban from Europe is upheld.