Manchester United did brilliantly when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hired as an interim manager last year.
However, since signing a permanent deal with the club back in March, the Norwegian manager has struggled to improve the team’s performances. Now, we are out of the title race after just 8 league games and much closer to the relegation zone.
I recently covered a piece about why United should get rid of the inexperienced coach and hire a proven quality manager in his place.
Glad we are heavily linked with a hugely successful coach in the form of Allegri. If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Italian manager might replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford soon.
According to Tutto Sport, the former AC Milan boss is very close to moving to Manchester United. The renowned Italian source have claimed that at the moment, United are in concrete talks regarding the manager’s wages (expected to be higher than the annual 7.5 million euros – £6.5million-a-year, £125,000-a-week – that he earned with Juve), the project and the transfers.
Earlier this year, Solskjaer signed a deal worth £7million-a-year (The Mail) with Manchester United and based on Allegri’s vast experience, he surely deserves to earn more.
The 52-year-old man has won every major domestic trophy in Italy. He has won 6 Serie A titles, 1 with the Rossoneri and 5 in a row with the Bianconeri. He has reached the Champions League final twice but unfortunately, lost on both occasions (against Barcelona in 2015 and versus Real Madrid in 2017).
In my view, we should wrap up a deal to sign Allegri as soon as possible, especially if United end up losing at Old Trafford against league leaders Liverpool on Sunday.