Blaise Bourgeois

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri has been learning English

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri has yet to make a decision on his immediate future but vowed to return to the coaching game this summer.

He has been linked to Manchester United as a potential Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement and admitted to learning English, but only for “personal reasons”.

Allegri also denied that he received a phone call from PSG sporting director Leonardo about taking over for Thomas Tuchel but confirmed he still plans to return to management next season.

“In September, I need to come back. If I don’t I’ll get too used to being on holiday and I’ll never work again!” Allegri joked during an interview with AFP in Paris.

“I still have three more months of holiday and that’s good for me.

“I won’t speak about my future, because there isn’t anything to talk about for now, and also because it would be disrespectful to the other coaches to do so.”

On Tuesday, his agent, Giovanni Branchini, said that Allegri’s future belongs with a club outside of Italy after spending the previous 35 years in the country as both a player and a manager.

Allegri has won six Serie A titles (five with Juve, one with Milan), four Coppa Italias, and three Italian Super Cups. He brought Juve to the Champions League final in both 2015 and 2017.