Is Massimiliano Allegri PSG's fallback if Nagelsmann balks?

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Although PSG have made the German coach Julian Nagelsmann their priority to take over from Christophe Galtier, the Italian press of the day evokes Massimiliano Allegri, current Juventus coach, as the Parisians' plan B.

It is certain that Christophe Galtier will not be PSG's manager for next season despite the fact that his contract runs until June 2024, but the identity of his successor is yet to be defined as rumors have multiplied since weeks ago.

The former manager of Bayern Munich, where he still is under a contract despite his sacking at the end of March, German coach Julian Nagelsmann is considered the favorite at the moment, having had fruitful negotiations with his agent during the week.

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However, he is far from the only option of the Parisian board, and a new name has just appeared in the columns of the Gazzetta dello Sport: Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach, under contract until June 2025. The experienced Italian coach has just been confirmed by his board for next season, despite a disappointing 2022/23 campaign.

If Allegri's future has suddenly been called into question just a few days after it was confirmed that he would continue on the Turin bench, it is because the Italian coach has just received a completely enormous proposal from Saudi Arabia, with an offer that would triple his salary annual net estimated at around €7m.

Apart from this Saudi interest, the Parisian interest would have appeared during the last hours according to the same source. It would be PSG's plan B if they fail to reach an agreement with Nagelsmann.

As of today, Allegri's future is very vague, but the possibility of seeing him finally leave Juventus seems very real despite everything. As a reminder, he had already been linked to PSG last summer before hiring Christophe Galtier.

Indeed, the coach is usually in Monte Carlo, where Luis Campos, sports advisor of PSG, resides. The two men had been seen together recently, but it was just a friendly meeting, not a professional meeting.

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A year later, would a PSG-Allegri collaboration be in the making? We will have the answer in the coming days or weeks, although the priority clearly does not seem to be the current Juventus coach.