Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri dismisses reports linking him with Manchester United hotseat

by Tanveer Arayan

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has dismissed speculation that he could leave the club for Manchester United.

Reports this week suggested that Man United had identified Allegri as a potential replacement for Louis van Gaal.

The Italian led Juventus to the Champions League final and Serie A title last season, although they have struggled in the league this time around. Allegri insisted he is committed to the Old Lady.

“I have a contract running until 2017,” he said.

“I’m happy here and I’m focused on Juventus’ objectives. They are much more important than these rumours which come from elsewhere.”

Officials at United face a crucial decision when they choose who will eventually replace van Gaal.

The veteran Dutch manager has done an excellent job in steadying the ship following the disastrous reign of David Moyes and he has laid the foundations for the future. However, United’s meek attacking displays under van Gaal have been the subject of criticism this term. You get the sense that United will need an elite manager if they are to reach the next level and dominate world football once again.

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