Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus boss Max Allegri uses star in decision over Man Utd job | Football | Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid back in the summer, aiming to win the Champions League for a sixth time after previous triumphs with both Los Blancos and Manchester United.
The 33-year-old is showing no signs of slowing up over in Serie A, propelling the Old Lady to the top of the league table.
His manager Allegri, meanwhile, has found his long-term future at Juventus recently plunged into uncertainty.
Express Sport understands the Italian is on a shortlist to become the next Manchester United manager should Jose Mourinho fail to guide the club to a top four finish.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport say, however, that Allegri has decided to stay in Turin.
It is claimed that, as the start of the season, he was worried whether the players at his disposal would continue to buy into his methods.
But, encouraged by Juventus enjoying their best-ever start to a Serie A campaign, Allegri now wants to stay put.
The report claims Allegri is willing to sign a new contract with Juventus, such is his happiness with life at the club.
And Tuttosport say the signing of Ronaldo was a key factor in him reconsidering his initial decision to possibly leave.
It is said Allegri has been delighted by the impact the 33-year-old has made since his move from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has eight goals from 12 Serie A outings.
And he is also up and running in the Champions League, scoring against United a week ago.
News of Allegri wanting to stay at Juventus could represent an issue for United.
The Red Devils are understood to be supporting Mourinho for the time being.
But that stance could change should the club fail to secure Champions League football for next season.
Antonio Conte is also under consideration having left his job as Chelsea boss back in the summer.
And, as well as Allegri and Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Leonardo Jardim and Zinedine Zidane have all been linked.