Friday, 18th April, 2014

Former AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has emerged as a serious contender to take over at Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

Spurs are expected to dispense with current boss Tim Sherwood, with a number of contenders having been mooted to take over at White Hart Lane, current Holland coach Louis van Gaal the front-runner.

According to Italian daily Corriere dello Sport, Allegri is a serious alternative to Van Gaal, with the former Milan tactician having already indicated he would be happy to take up the challenge.

Allegri led Milan to the Serie A title in the 2010/11 campaign, but suffered as the Rossoneri began to cut back their budget and move on experienced heads.


He was shown the door earlier this season with Milan languishing in mid-table, being succeeded by Clarence Seedorf.

Spurs are thought to have thrashed out the outline of a financial deal to appoint Allegri, however it remains to be seen if the White Hart Lane outfit will sign off on the agreement.

Van Gaal, who has long been Tottenham's first choice, is keen to work in the Premier League. However, he has also been linked with Manchester United.

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