Date: 20th March 2021 at 8:35pm
Written by:

On the latest installment of the Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles has shared his belief that former Juventus manager Max Allegri is a contender to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur. 

The 53-year-old has been out of work since leaving the Old Lady back in 2019 after guiding the Italian giants to five consecutive Scudetto’s.

He’s reportedly already turned down a host of different teams who have enquired about his services, as Allegri is keen to wait for the right opportunity to present itself.

Castles believes that could be in North London, with Mourinho coming under increasing pressure at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after losses to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb in recent weeks, and has suggested the ex-AC boss could be on Daniel Levy’s shortlist.

He said: (36:55) “I think that there are options available. You have Max Allegri out to work. If you could convince Allegri that’s the right job to take, and you know, we’ve repeatedly reported on this podcast that Allegri has been positioning himself for a club where he thinks he can win the and he’s turned down some offers to come to England in the past when he didn’t think the club was in the right conditions to achieve what he wanted to achieve.

“Now he’s been out of work for over a year, and he’s started looking at other options, and he’s looked at, declined to take it during the season, but he might take that in the summer if something else doesn’t come up. You know, he’s been approached by clubs like Leeds United as we talked about on Tuesday’s podcast, so you have Allegri there.”

TIF Thoughts on Allegri…

Allegri is desperate to win the Champions League after suffering two final defeats with Juve at the hands of and Barcelona.

Spurs reached the final of ’s elite cup competition as recently as 2019, but the capital club have fallen a long way since then.

Mourinho’s men face an uphill task to even qualify for next season’s tournament, and without continental competition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it’s hard to imagine Allegri joining the club.