Manchester United have reportedly added Massimiliano Allegri to their shortlist to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Mauricio Pochettino is another name linked to the Old Trafford dugout, should the club make a change.
Solskjaer, 47, is under mounting pressure after United’s poor start to the campaign.
Losses to Crystal Palace and Tottenham have heightened doubts over the Norwegian’s ability to push his team to the next level.
All that could change with convincing performances against Newcastle, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea this week.
But reports have emerged highlighting discontent around the club, pushing the board to consider ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino, 48.
And The Transfer Window podcast claim that Allegri, 53, could end his sabbatical to manage United.
However, it is said that Pochettino is ahead of the former Juventus coach as the Red Devils’ first-choice candidate.
Allegri led AC Milan to their most recent Scudetto in 2011 before a hugely successful spell with Juventus, winning Serie A five times and reaching the Champions League final.
Since leaving last year, the Italian has been linked with Roma, Juventus, Barcelona, Lazio, Arsenal, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain – among others.
And, when asked about the Roma rumours on TV channel Rai earlier this month, he opened the door to a return to management.
Allegri remarked: “We’ll see, who knows. I’m just tired of not doing anything.”