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6 Most Likely Candidates To Replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

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#5 Max Allegri

Juventus v Hellas Verona FC - Serie A
Juventus v Hellas Verona FC - Serie A

Absurdly, Juventus have won the last seven Serie A league titles. These days, the famed Old Lady is hands-down the dominant force in Italian football – and to make things worse for their rivals, they’ve gone out and signed Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

For Juve’s last four championship titles, they’ve been led by Max Allegri, and the expectation is that Allegri will again lead this most prestigious of Italian clubs to Serie A glory in the 2018-2019 campaign.

But going back to before Allegri was in charge of Juventus, he has the honor of actually being the man in charge the last time a side other than Juve won Serie A; that being Allegri’s AC Milan team back in the 2010-2011 season.

The point being made here is that, yes, Max Allegri is a rather successful fella. Not only has he won a total of five Serie A titles throughout his career, but he’s also won several Coppa Italia titles, a Supercoppa Italiana, been the runner-up in two Champions League finals, and even won Serie C1 with Sassuolo.

With countryman, Antonio Conte’s Stamford Bridge future up in the air this past summer, Allegri was hotly tipped to become the Chelsea manager before that gig went to Maurizio Sarri. But back before those Chelsea stories, Allegri was actually rumored to be under consideration to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United earlier this year.

Obviously, nothing came of those “Allegri to Old Trafford” stories back then, but with seemingly nothing left to prove in Italy – bar a Champions League win for Juventus – one would have to think that Allegri could be a perfect fit to replace Mourinho should the Portuguese’s time at Utd come to an end.

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