Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is said to be ready for a new challenge once he ends his managerial spell with Juventus and is eyeing the top job at Chelsea or Manchester United, according to Daily Mirror.
The Italian has started to take lessons in order to be well versed in English to prepare himself for either role.
Successful tenure with Juventus
A hugely successful spell to date includes winning the Serie A title, a Coppa Italia triumph and reaching the Champions League final before eventually losing to Barcelona in 2014-15.
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Although he started the new season on a rough note, but has managed to overturn fortunes for the Old Lady and are now well on course of challenging for the domestic title.
Chelsea have already sacked Jose Mourinho, appointing Guus Hiddink on an interim basis and will be one of the clubs searching for a top manager next summer.
The Blues owner Roman Abramovich has drawn up a shortlist of candidates for the vacant manager’s job at Stamford Bridge and Allegri is reportedly one of the top names included.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and Italy coach Antonio Conte are also in the running.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are struggling under Louis van Gaal with the majority at Old Trafford hoping for the Dutchman’s departure to save the club from further embarrassment.
Despite fans calling for the appointment of Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils hierarchy are reluctant to do so and are monitoring Allegri's situation at Juventus before making any changes.
However, both clubs are also keen on Bayern Munich’s outgoing coach Pep Guardiola but face competition from Manchester City and could give Allegri the advantage to secure a post at United or with the west-London side.
The 48-year-old only has a year-and-a-half left on his current deal at Juventus and after achieving success with them is now ready for new challenges in a different league.
His most influential managerial spells have been with AC Milan and Juventus, both in his native Serie A, but Allegri is hopeful he can find success abroad too.
Nearly leading the club to a treble in his very first season with Juventus earned him plenty of recognition and earned a nomination for the FIFA World Coach of the Year.
A respected personality among his peers, Allegri will find success if he is given the charge of a heavyweight club but questions remain whether he could adapt to the English style of play.