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Ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri advised to wait for Man Utd call despite Bayern vacancy

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 14:28, 5 November 2019

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to snub the vacant Bayern Munich role in favour of Manchester United.

The 52-year-old is currently enjoying a break away from the game after ending a five-year association with the Old Lady at the end of last season.

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  • Massimiliano Allegri ended an illustrious five-year spell at Juventus in the summer.
  • He recorded five consecutive Serie A titles won in Turin as well as reaching two Champions League finals.
  • His name has been linked with a number of top jobs across Europe.
  • Bayern Munich are on the lookout for a permanent coach following Niko Kovac’s resignation.
  • However, Fabio Capello has urged Allgeri to wait for Man Utd who are currently struggling under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Allegri’s name has been associated with the recently-vacant Bayern job after under-pressure coach Niko Kovac voluntarily stepped down following a humbling 5-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern subsequently placed Kovac’s former assistant Hans-Dieter Flick in charge before appointing a full-time coach until next summer with Allegri on a list of names to potentially replace him, according to the Guardian.

It will not be the first time Bayern would hire an Italian manager. Giovanni Trapattoni and Carlo Ancelotti, both also with a Juve past, have previously sat in the dugout to mixed success.

However, they aren’t the only ‘super club’ linked with Allegri, another is Man Utd who are struggling under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the former England head coach Capello feels his compatriot should wait for the Old Trafford post to become available.

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“He’d be a good fit at Bayern Munich, although I don’t know how welcome Italians are in Germany after Ancelotti,” he told Italian station Radio Anch’io Sport.

“England’s exciting, there’s the possibility of working well and the Premier League is a championship that enriches you. If I was Allegri, I’d go to Manchester.”

Despite starting the season with a 4-0 win over Chelsea, Man Utd currently sit 10th in the Premier League having lost four of their opening 11 games.

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