Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is gearing up for a new job in England as he is tipped to replace under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It is believed that the United manager could be fired by his employers due to his poor start to the season which has seen his side picked just nine from possible 24 points.

Reports from Italy via Tuttosport revealed that Allegri has been attending English class as he prepares to take over from the former Molde manager.

Though the 52-year-old— who left Juventus last season — still has a contractual agreement with the Scuddetto Champions, United are looking at the possibility of bringing him to Old Trafford should they decide to let go of the Norwegian tactician.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino are also included in the list of three managers likely to be Solskjaer’s successor in the nearest future.

Zidane hasn’t been impressive since his return to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and he is thinking of dumping the La Liga giant sooner rather than later.

Allegri led Juventus to five consecutive Serie A trophies before quitting the Turin outfits due to his inability to win Champions League crown.

In other United transfer news, the Glazers are confident of completing their £40m move for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff in January.

The young defensive midfielder was one of the Red Devils prime targets in the summer but the English star claimed he was happy at St James’ Park Stadium.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.