52yo manager delaying return to management in hope of landing Man Utd job: report

52yo manager delaying return to management in hope of landing Man Utd job: report
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It’s fair to say that the start to 2020 definitely hasn’t gone as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intended. The Manchester United pressure is certainly starting to mount on the Baby Faced Assassin.

So-much-so that fans suddenly have #OleOut trending on Twitter again. For what it’s worth, I’m not an advocate. Either way, the club could well be on the lookout for a new manager in the not too distant future; enter Massimiliano Allegri.

According to the Daily Mail, the 52-year-old gaffer is delaying a return to management in hope of landing the United job ‘eventually’.

This isn’t the first time the Italian has been linked with taking over at Old Trafford, either. Just last month, we covered a story from the Transfer Window podcast, in which it was claimed Allegri is ‘very interested’ in the Reds job. So-much-so, he was already learning English.

Allegri’s pedigree speaks for itself. He’s won five Serie A titles in a row with Juventus and in the summer, he walked away from the Old Lady as he likely felt he took Juve as far as he could. Now, it seems as though he’s ready to try something new.

There’s no doubt Allegri is a great manager. The question I have is whether he’s the right fit for this United team. He’s a defence-first boss, which is stereotypical of Italian football (and coaches) in general. That’s not what us Reds fans want and I’d honestly prefer it if we persisted with Solskjaer until he has the chance to make this team his own.

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