Allegri looks to be the next man in charge at White Hart Lane.
It seems as if Tottenham Hotspur have ended the wait for their new manager as former AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri will take over in the summer, reports Corriere Dello Sport.
The Italian was in charge of Milan for four years between 2010 and 2014 before being sacked earlier this year due to the side’s poor run of form in Serie A.
Despite that Allegri has great pedigree in the dugout, having won the Italian title back in 2011 and also achieving success with Sassuolo earlier in his managerial career.
It’s thought that the presence of Franco Baldini as director of football at White Hart Lane is what has tempted the 46-year-old to come to the Premier League and a contract has already been agreed between the two parties.
Allegri will take charge of Spurs from July onwards and it means current boss Tim Sherwood will be relieved of his duties despite having a deal that runs until the end of the 2014/15 campaign.
Sherwood succeeded Andre Villas-Boas when the Portuguese coach was sacked in December 2013 and after a good start with the north Londoners, was rewarded with an 18-month contract.
However, since then a drop in Tottenham’s form has made chairman Daniel Levy realise he was too hasty when giving the Englishman a permanent job and now will have to pay the 45-year-old off.
Allegri’s primary task will be to take the side back to the Champions League as they have now failed to reach the top tier of European football for the past three years – actually eliminating Milan back in 2011.