Juventus boss plays down speculation linking him with Man United job

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has come out to dismiss speculation linking him with a managerial role at Manchester United, Daily Mail reports.

Italian media outlet La Repubblica claims that United are ready to make arrangements to replace current manager Louis van Gaal with the former AC Milan boss.

However, Allegri has come out to reveal that he is not considering an exit from the Serie A champions and is fully focused on his current role at Juventus.

“I have a contract running until 2017,” he said.

“I’m happy here and I’m focused on Juventus’ objectives.

‘They are much more important than these rumours which come from elsewhere.”

He has so far enjoyed a successful spell with his current club, leading them to the league title as well as the Champions League final where they lost to Barcelona in his first season in charge.

Van Gaal is not expected to extend his contract at Old Trafford further than 2017 given that he promised his wife to finish his managerial career following his spell in the Premier League.

Apart from Allegri, other managers also being lined up for the job are current assistant manager Ryan Giggs, Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola, and former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.