Max Allegri wants to replace stricken Solskjaer at Man Utd and has delayed return to management to do so – The Sun

MAX ALLEGRI wants to replace stricken Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United and has delayed his return to management to do so, according to reports.

The 52-year-old Italian left Juventus last summer after winning a fifth straight Serie A title.

He has been out of work since then and seemingly keeping a close eye on developments at Old Trafford – with Solskjaer the favourite as next manager to be sacked with the bookies.

The Daily Mail report that his interest is such that he has been holding off on an immediate return to the dugout in hope of taking charge at United.

Allegri was linked with a move to Arsenal before they went for former player Mikel Arteta.

And it is thought that if he came into Manchester he would insist on having a defined structure at the club.

Allegri has previously worked under sporting directors and United currently have nobody in that role.

The former Milan boss is said to have admirers all over Europe and would be the sought of high-profile signing United chiefs want.

Ex-Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is another linked with the Red Devils job.

United fans went so far as to demand the Argentinian join when they got #OleOut trending during the side's disastrous Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat.

Solskjaer reportedly does not feel in danger of the sack but said the first half of the City defeat was the worst they had played all season.

He said: "From their goal to half time, that's the worst we've played.

"It was a good reaction in the second half, more like it. But after they scored we didn’t cope with that set-back well enough.

"We just didn’t recover from those goals until we got into their heads a little bit at half-time.

"First half there were too many square and back passes, just passing the buck to the next one.

"Someone needed to take responsibility in the second half and they did.

"We’ve shown before we can come from down in a home tie and turn it around like we did with PSG last season. We just have to believe when we go the the Etihad."

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