Marcello Lippi has appointed Massimiliano Allegri Manager of Man Utd and claims to be the "best choice".
The former Juventus boss Allegri is currently unemployed, but was associated with the current vacancy at Bayern Munich.
United have been struggling this season under the leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although there are no signs that the club is preparing to separate from Norway.
But Lippi believes that Allegri is "ready" to end the "dark years" in Old Trafford, should he get the opportunity in the Hotseat.
Lippi told the mail: "Allegri would be good everywhere and as a great admirer of the English club I would be happy to see him take over.
"My deep friendship with you [Sir Alex] Ferguson lets me say that he would be the best choice for United.
"Allegri is learning English and is perfect for the British style. He is prepared and smart. He reads the game with ease.
"He loves challenges and I respect him very much. I think he is serious and prepared. I think he is a humble person. A great Italian who would do well in England.
"I can tell you that he's ready for United."
Allegri has an impressive resume that has led Juventus to the title change in all five seasons.
In four of these seasons, his team also doubled and won the Coppa Italia in each of his reigns, with the exception of the last.
Juve also reached two Champions League finals in just three years, but finished second on both occasions.
The 52-year-old emerged as a candidate for the Bayern Post after the club had split from Niko Kovac.
But the former English boss Fabio Capello is of the opinion, he should reject any approach and wait for the contact of the red devils.
"He would fit well with Bayern Munich, though I do not know how welcome Italians are to Ancelotti in Germany," Capello told Radio Anch'io Sport ,
"England are exciting, there is the opportunity to work well, and the Premier League is a championship that will enrich you, if I were Allegri, I would go to Manchester."