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Max Allegri ‘agrees deal with great English club’ amid Man Utd links

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Max Allegri has a deal in place to manage ‘a great English club’ according to reports in Italy, with the former Juventus boss having been previously linked with Manchester United.

Allegri stood down from his role as Juve head coach last summer having guided the Turin giants to five successive Serie A titles.

But there has been speculation Juventus want him back as pressure mounts on his replacement, Maurizio Sarri.

AC Milan had also been linked with a move for Allegri – but Italian publication Corriere dello Sport is reporting that the 52-year-old has already committed to a club in England.

Which club that is remains unclear, although the publication refers to it as ‘a great English team’, and Allegri has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job.

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri is on his way to the Premier League, according to a report from Italy

United have maintained that current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given time to mould his side.

However, speculation of a change has never been far away given the Red Devils are loitering in eighth place in the Premier League, six points off a Champions League spot.

Solskjaer is still relatively inexperienced as a manager and has found the United job a sharp learning curve – although he has plenty of credit in the bank with United supporters given his status as a 1999 treble hero and the fact he was a fan favourite throughout his playing days.

But Allegri would bring huge experience after overseeing a period of dominance for Juventus in Italian football, having also won the Serie A title with AC Milan.

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Manchester City could be another destination for Allegri with Pep Guardiola under increasing pressure, with the Catalan coach having also been touted as a managerial target for Juventus.

Allegri was linked with Arsenal after Unai Emery was sacked towards the back end of last year, but a move to the Emirates appears unlikely with Mikel Arteta still in the early months of his managerial career there.

Similarly, Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard last summer and Tottenham have had Jose Mourinho in charge since November – although the latter is also under some pressure after some mixed results.

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