Massimiliano Allegri has informed Manchester United he will only take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s new manager if he is given the job in the next few weeks.
The former Juventus manager is currently out of work since leaving Turin at the end of last season and is widely tipped to become United’s next manager.
Solskjaer is currently under intense pressure following an appalling start to the season and could be sacked should the Red Devils lose heavily against Liverpool next Sunday.
United chief Ed Woodward only handed Solskjaer a three-year deal just over six months ago but is starting to lose patience with the team’s sorry performances on the pitch.
Allegri is understood to be high on Woodward’s list of potential replacements but United may have to act fast if they want him to take over.
As per Gazetta Dello Sport, Allegri is interested in the position but has set a deadline on taking the job as he wants to have as much time as possible to turn things around at Old Trafford.
It is stated that he would be unlikely to take the job if offered it in December, meaning any approach would have to be made in the coming weeks.
GoalBall understands that United are also eyeing Julian Nagelsmann as a future Man United manager.