Manchester United on red alert as Max Allegri reveals Premier League ambitions

Max Allegri
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Max Allegri has opened the door to a move to Manchester United after expressing his desire to work in the Premier League.

The former AC Milan and Juventus head coach has been out of work since leaving the Allianz Stadium In 2019.

Allegri has been linked with both United and Arsenal in the past, and the 53-year-old has declared that he wants to manage in England.

“I would like to experience the Premier League,” told The Times. “In Italy, I was in Milan for four years. Five years in Juventus. Now I expect (to work again) in Italy, but it is difficult, or in England.

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“For me, English football is improving now because there are a lot of foreign trainers. There are more tactics compared to ten years ago. England now is more sophisticated, and more tactical, but is also respecting the tradition of English football.

“It’s a good balance of the spirit of English football and the new quality and new tactical approach of the new coaches.

“The important thing is every country has its own history. England is different from Italy, which is different from Spain, from Germany. It’s difficult to change the history of the country.”

Allegri is not Manchester United manager right now, though, so he felt sufficiently comfortable to praise their arch-rivals.

However, the Italian believes Liverpool will not have everything their own in this season’s title race.

“Every year they improve the team. Liverpool have players who are very fast, technical, are physically stronger, and they have character.

“To win trophies, we need to have character, the technical, the tactical, and the physical. And all Liverpool players work very hard, every match. Liverpool have the right mentality.

“At Tottenham, [Jose] Mourinho has the balance with the pragmatic and the technical. Because Tottenham are a big team, with big players, and Mourinho is about the strategic. The trainer must respect the quality of his players. Mourinho understands his players. He’s doing a great job at Tottenham.

Manchester City don’t have a big history like United, so [Pep] Guardiola can work with a ‘virgin’ club and has the possibility to work his own way.”

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