Massimiliano Allegri has quickly emerged as a potential candidate to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur this summer…
Having been linked to the job back in March, when the Portuguese ace was still at the helm, the former Juventus boss is a name that has cropped up since the sacking earlier this week.
Allegri has been out of work since 2019, following his sixth Serie A triumph and fifth at the Allianz Stadium.
If it’s trophies that chairman Daniel Levy wants to bring back to north London, then he shouldn’t look too much further than Allegri, given he has also claimed four Coppa Italias, too.
Mourinho was brought in to do just that, so it’s hard to imagine that has changed too much now, especially with the club in the Carabao Cup final this week.
Juventus built a reputation as being one of the most dominant forces across Europe under his tenure, making a huge impact defensively, which is where Spurs have certainly struggled this term.
Defensive mistakes and individual errors have been the smoking gun of their downfall and that’s hardly a surprise given the fact that Mourinho had used over 16 different combinations in his backline since the start of 2020/21.
Allegri’s versatility to play and adapt in multiple systems, including a 3-5-2, 4-3-3, and 4-2-3-1, allowed the Zebras to become rock-solid defensively as all formations incorporated the sort of holding role that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has often been deployed in at Spurs.
Levy should be even more encouraged by Allegri’s desire to manage in the Premier League, as revealed in an interview with The Times back in December.
Furthermore, the serial winner has heaped praise on the Lilywhites too – speaking to the Telegraph in 2018, Allegri singled out Spurs as “a great side and a great club” when asked about their encounter at Wembley in which Juventus mounted a stunning comeback.
All in all, Allegri would surely be a dream target for Levy – he’s currently unemployed and not tied down, has won plenty of silverware, could fix their biggest problem in defence, and evidently, he’d be proud to be the manager of Spurs.