Reaction to reports Allegri wants Manchester United job
According to The Guardian, Massimiliano Allegri is keen on the Manchester United job.
The report even claims Allegri would be happy to take the job even if United do not qualify for the Champions League again. Right now you would have to be an optimist to say the team will finish in the top four.
United currently sit 10th in the Premier League after seven games, with two wins.
There is a little pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but it is mainly coming from outside, rather than internally at United.
The Guardian report United ‘have no intention’ of sacking Solskjaer.
Who does this benefit?
In a short term environment, sacking Solskjaer and hiring Allegri may give the team a little lift, but this is the model United need to get away from.
With Solskjaer, United have committed to a rebuild. Unwanted players are being stripped away, and there have been three good signings made so far. Lets see at least one more transfer window.
These reports mainly benefit Allegri, raising his own profile amid reports he wants a job in England.
He was at Tottenham’s stadium last night for their Champions League game, and The Sun reported last week, he is ‘ready to take the Spurs job’ if Mauricio Pochettino quits.
Seeing as Spurs were hammered 7-2 at home last night by Bayern. Perhaps that job might be opening up sooner?
Allegri is a respected manager with a lot of experience, winning titles in Serie A, and if it came to it, he would be a viable contender for the United job.
But to be talking about this in early October does nobody any favours, apart from Allegri himself.
Oh, and it certainly benefits the media too. Allegri becomes just another stick for the press to hit Solskjaer with, and drum up fervour over his future as United’s form stutters.
It’s a dry season for transfer gossip right now and the media need to build up some excitement to sell papers.
Linking Allegri to crisis-club flavour of the month United, it was Tottenham last week, and may be again today, works to benefit them and the Italian manager.
There will be fans who would welcome an instant change. Looking at the results, we get the frustration.
Yet right now changing manager is not something United should entertain, despite the poor results. Not with just two months of the season gone.
If United chop and change so soon, the club will be crucified for lacking direction. And the criticism will be deserved.
The club have committed to a rebuild. If results get desperately worse, perhaps a change might become necessary. But right now this type of talk does not help United out.
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