Belfast Telegraph

Massimiliano Allegri plays down Manchester United link

Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports linking him to the Manchester United job.

The Juventus head coach won the Serie A title at the end of his first season in Turin, also guiding the Bianconeri to the Champions League final where they were beaten by Barcelona.

Recent reports in Italy have suggested the 48-year-old might be approached to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford but Allegri insisted he is committed to Juve for at least one more campaign.

"I have a contract running until 2017," he told the Corriere dello Sport during his preview press conference for Friday's game at Lazio. "I'm happy here and I'm focused on Juventus' objectives.

"They are much more important than these rumours which come from elsewhere.

"In a month the transfer window will be open, so that'll please you and you'll be able to move on!

"It'll be a difficult match at Lazio and our mission there will be to move up another place in the table."


From Belfast Telegraph