Manchester United have been told to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with departing Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri by ex-Liverpool man Steve Nicol.
Allegri will leave Juventus after winning five consecutive Scudettos with the Bianconeri the club confirmed on Friday.
The 51-year-old also led the Turin based club to two Champions League finals in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
The Italian has a glittering resume and is sure to attract the attention from clubs across the continent.
Allegri has previously expressed his desire to work in the Premier League although he is hoping to take a sabbatical before deciding on his next venture.
However, he was the topic of discussion in an ESPN panel wherein the argument was based around whether he would be a good fit to take charge Old Trafford.
Ex- Liverpool man Nicol certainly thought so, and United should do everything in their powers to replace Solskajer with Allegri even though the Norwegian hasn’t yet completed three months of his three-year contract with the club.
“I know there’s the human element in it,” he said. “But really?”
” Who would you rather have as your manager, Allegri or Solskjaer?
“Seriously, it’s no contest.”
Solskjaer himself replaced Jose Mourinho back in December.
And a string of positive results helped him land the job permanently a little over two months ago.
Things haven’t been the same since.
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A heavy 4-0 aggregate defeat to Barcelona saw them getting knocked out in the quarterfinals of this season’s Champions League and a disastrous run of only two wins out of 12 ended their quest to participate in the competition next term.
Although he failed to deliver on the promise, his side displayed earlier in the season; he’s said to have the full backing of the board who are ready to invest in the massive squad overhaul Solskjaer wants to see at Old Trafford.