Man United and Arsenal after Max Allegri says he wants Premier League job

Max Allegri sets Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert by admitting he wants to ‘experience the Premier League’ and praising ‘sophisticated’ nature of English football

  • Former Juventus boss Max Allegri has outlined plans to manage in England 
  • The Italian won five consecutive titles with Juve and is highly regarded 
  • Allegri has been out of work for almost two years and is assessing his options
  • Both Arsenal and Manchester United have uncertainty regarding their managers 

Max Allegri has set both Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert after admitting he wants to take on a venture in the Premier League.

The iconic manager has been out of work for almost two years after leaving his post at Juventus, and has been weighing up his options across the continent.

In recent weeks unrest has continued to mount at both Old Trafford and the Emirates, with United and Arsenal under-performing and serious questions being asked of those in charge.

Max Allegri has praised English football and admitted he would like a Premier League job

Both clubs have been previously linked with Allegri’s services, and would be expected to make an approach if either Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Mikel Arteta were to be relieved of their duties.

Speaking to the Times this week, Allegri said: ‘I would like to experience the Premier League.

‘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.

Arteta has overseen arsenal's worst start to a season

Questions still hang over the head of Solskjaer

Pressure is mounting on both Mikel Arteta (left) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

‘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.’

At Juve Allegri won five consecutive league titles, as he created a period of sustained dominance and added to the Scudetto title he won with AC Milan.

Both United and Arsenal find themselves in precarious situations, with the latter experiencing a slump in form which has seen Arteta make the worst start to a campaign of any Gunners boss.

The Spaniard held clear-the-air talks earlier in the week, which led to finger pointing and stormy conversations as players and staff made their grievances known.

Allegri was a serial winner in Italy and knows how to handle a team full of star names

Allegri was a serial winner in Italy and knows how to handle a team full of star names

After ten games played, Arsenal have lost half of their matches and sit in 14th position in the table.

United, meanwhile, are experiencing slightly better fortunes though question marks still hang over Solskjaer’s head.

Pressure mounted on the Norwegian in mid-week after United were defeated at home by PSG in the Champions League, leaving a nervy final match-day against RB Leipzig in Germany to determine who progresses.