Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly reignited their interest in making Max Allegri their next permanent manager.
The Juventus boss has been touted as a future PSG gaffer despite Unai Emery leading the Ligue 1 giants to the top of France’s top flight, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato) has done little to quell that speculation by insinuating that PSG will move for Allegri again.
The report does come in the wake of Les Parisiens’ 3-1 humbling to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and, given that Emery and his men beat the German heavyweights in the reverse fixture, seems a bit too good to be true.
“L’Équipe” reveals that PSG president NAK is unhappy with the managerial performance of Unai Emery, and is considering to replace him with either one of José Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone, Luis Enrique or Max Allegri for next season.
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PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has, however, remarked that his team “doesn’t play good football” – comments which have been used a stick to beat Emery with and add weight to this particular rumour.
To further complicate the conjecture though, Allegri is believed to be happy to stay with Juventus and has no plans to leave Turin in the next 12 months.
The Italian still has plenty of time to run on his contract at the Juventus stadium with Allegri tied to the club until June 2020, and is thought to be of the opinion that I Bianconeri’s project is still going as swimmingly as it has been.
That is in spite of Juve currently lying in third place in Serie A behind title rivals Napoli and Inter Milan and, while Juventus have often stated that they won’t stand in the way of anyone wanting to leave, Allegri doesn’t seem to want to up sticks right now.
PSG are also thought to retain a passing interest in Chelsea manager Antonio Conte should he become available, but the Italian would likely return to his homeland rather than make the short jump across the channel to take up the reins on France’s capital.
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Allegri, 50, has lifted seven trophies whilst in charge of Juventus including three successive league titles.
Source : 90MIN