Gennaro Gattuso has said that he would “walk” to Manchester for a chance to manage United.
Current United boss Louis van Gaal is under intense pressure at Old Trafford, with his side sixth in the Premier League, and having suffered an ignominious exit from the Champions League group stages.
However, despite currently managing in Serie C with Pisa, Italy and AC Milan legend Gattuso has emerged as an (im)possible contender.
“I’d walk there. I’d even go tomorrow,” Gattuso told The Sun, when asked if he’d take over for Van Gaal if given the chance. “[Sir Alex] Ferguson has always respected me – and I have always admired the Premier League which, for me, is the best league in the world.
“In Italy, we are tactical masters, but in England you see pacy players with great strength in their legs.
“I love watching the Championship, because in those games, I see true love that people in England have for football. They breathe football,” added the former Palermo manager. “I record two Championship matches a night.
“In Italy, some teams can relax during games. In England, with every action of a team, there is a corresponding action from the opposition.”