Man United consider ex-Real Madrid boss to replace Van Gaal

Manchester United are considering to bring Carlo Ancelotti to replace Louis van Gaal in the future, according to reports from the Express.

Several managers have been rumoured to replace Van Gaal when his contract expires in 18 months, with Ancelotti being the latest name being linked.

The Italian is currently enjoying a sabbatical after being sacked by La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer, and is reportedly interested in returning to management after he recovers from a back surgery.

Ancelotti was recently at Old Trafford managing the Rest of the World XI in a charity match hosted by UNICEF, and Red Devils legend Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the former AC Milan boss as one of the best in the business.

“He’s one of my good friends and also one of the best managers the game has seen,” said Ferguson. “He’s a great guy and I think he’ll be back in the game shortly. People with that ability don’t stay out of it for too long.”

Another ex-Milan manager being linked with United is Juventus chief Massimiliano Allegri, who guided the Bianconeri to the Champions League final last term.

However, Allegri has reiterated his desire to remain at the Juventus Stadium, with his contract running out in 2017.

He said: “I have a contract running until 2017. I’m happy here and I’m focused on Juventus’ objectives.”