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Massimiliano Allegri learning English to put himself in contention for Chelsea and Man Utd jobs

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is taking English lessons to make himself a viable contender for the top Premier League jobs, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Italian coach is learning the language as he plots the next step in his career.

Allegri, aged 48, is rumoured to be on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s shortlist of potential candidates to take over at Stamford Bridge. With 69-year-old Guus Hiddink employed on an interim basis until the end of season, the Blues are set to make another appointment in the summer.

And with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal still under huge pressure and expected to retire in 2017 even if he does weather the current storm, the Old Trafford top job is another possibility for Allegri, who like Van Gaal has only 18 months to run on his contract.

Allegri won the Serie A with AC Milan in 2010/11 – his first season in charge – and took Juve to a domestic treble and the Champions League final in his debut season at the club last term.

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