Former AC Milan boss ‘agrees deal’ to manage Tottenham Hotspur

Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri is set to become Tottenham Hotspur’s boss next season.

According to Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Allegri has agreed a deal to manage Spurs in July, with the board also promising him transfer funds.

The Italian was sacked by AC Milan in January after a poor season and has reportedly been living in London, learning English in anticipation of coaching a Premier League side.

And it is claimed that Daniel Levy has given the opportunity by offering the Serie A-winner Tim Sherwood’s job at White Hart Lane.

The source also reports that Allegri will bring current AC Milan assistant coach Mauro Tassotti – who has held this position since 2001 – along with him.

The 46-year-old is the newest name in the recent managers – notably Louis van Gall and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino – linked with the Lilywhite job after Tim Sherwood’s likely departure.

In 2011, Allegri led AC Milan to their first Serie A title since 2004 in his debut season, but couldn’t match his early successes and was replaced by Clarence Seedorf in January this year.

Allegri Newspaper