Massimiliano Allegri is said to be very close to agreeing a deal to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United’s manager after the Norwegian has had a very poor run of games in the English Premier League.
It is believed that United’s hierarchy are ready to act and are closing in on the appointment of former Juventus boss Allegri in a deal that could see the Italian boss walking away with £6.5m a year.
Allegri wants to bring former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic, the Croatian striker, with him as he plans an overhaul at Old Trafford. Can has had a torrid spell under Sarri at Juventus and was omitted from the UEFA Champions League squad.
Following United’s latest defeat, away at Newcastle before the international break, talks with Allegri are said to have intensified with both parties seemingly very interested in the deal.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are also keeping tabs on the ex-Juventus boss with the future of their own manager Mauricio Pochettino still unclear as the club continues to falter.
The situation is expected to be cleared up relatively quickly, with Allegri pushing for United to decide quickly as he wants as much time as possible to revive the club’s ‘already-compromised’ season.
As reported earlier in the week, Allegri would want Patrice Evra to join him on his backroom staff if appointed.
Evra played for the English giants between 2006 and 2014 – winning five Premier League titles and one Champions League – and a return to Old Trafford would prove a hugely popular decision among fans.
Evra has often expressed his desire to return to Old Trafford to help the club back to the glory days after losing their dominant title within England.
Allegri – currently out of a job after stepping down as Juventus boss at the end of last season – has promised the former French left back he’ll include him among his backroom team in the event of an agreement with United.
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