High-profile title-winning manager preparing for Chelsea, Man United jobs

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is understood to be keen on two of the top jobs in the Premier League, and is learning English in preparation.

According to the Mirror, the Italian manager is eyeing both the Manchester United job and the Chelsea hotseat, and has begun language courses in order to put himself in the ideal position to take one of the roles.

The report notes that Chelsea may indeed emerge as a viable option for the successful coach, with Blues owner Roman Abramovich understood to be impressed by the 48-year-old and has placed him on his shortlist of managers to replace Guus Hiddink at the season’s end as Jose Mourinho’s long-term successor.

Another option may be United, where Louis van Gaal is coming under increasing pressure following a miserable run of form [Manchester Evening News].

The Red Devils were dumped out of the Champions League in the group stage following a 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg in their final group-stage match, while they are on a long winless streak in the Premier League, and have dropped out of the top four.

Allegri would bring a fine pedigree and excellent resume to Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge. He won the Serie A title with AC Milan in 2011, and has enjoyed great success since replacing Antonio Conte at Juventus.

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He took Juve to the Champions League final and won the treble last season, and has overseen the progress of star men such as Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata.

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