Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is still a long way off becoming the next manager of Manchester United, but the move would “make sense,” according to ESPN pundit Julien Laurens.
It’s got to that stage in the season again when the papers and pundits are talking about the future of United.
Indeed, it doesn’t feel all that long ago that the likes of Gary Neville and friends were debating whether former coach Jose Mourinho should be sacked so early in the season. The 56-year-old was ousted from his post by the ever deluded Ed Woodward on December 18, 2018, and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who appeared at first to be the answer to the club’s problems. How could anyone forget about the clip of Rio Ferdinand getting a little too excited about Ole being ‘at the wheel’?
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) March 28, 2019
Is United a “damaged brand”, as pundits from ESPN sports have suggested?
However, with a number of other top jobs potentially opening up around Europe, most of which are more appealing than the current wayward Old Trafford rebuild, Alejandro Moreno is probably justified in asking: “what manager in their right mind would go ‘yeah, I’m going to go in that direction even though there is no direction’?”
Shaka Hislop, too, echoed Moreno’s sentiment and said: “If somebody else, for argument’s sake, let’s say PSG decide we’ve had enough of Tuchel…and they join the race, PSG is the more likely destination.
“So you act now whilst he’s still available.”
Speaking to Polish outlet Prezglad Sportowy (via the Metro) Allegri apparently refused to rule out taking the job and said: ‘I speak English too poorly for now, but I am learning.’