Paris Saint-Germain ‘initiate talks with Massimiliano Allegri over replacing Thomas Tuchel as manager’
- Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly contacted ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri
- The Ligue 1 champions want the Italian to replace Thomas Tuchel this summer
- Despite PSG topping the league once again, the club want to make a change
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly hopeful that Massimiliano Allegri will replace current boss Thomas Tuchel this summer.
Despite the French giants once again topping Ligue 1 and having reached the Champions League quarter-finals, it is believed that the club are determined to make a change at the end of the season.
And according to Foot Mercato, PSG have opened talks with former Juventus manager Allegri.
PSG are reportedly hopeful that Massimiliano Allegri will replace current boss Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel has guided PSG to Champions League quarter-final but the club are eager for a change
Sporting director Leonardo is understood to be a known long-term admirer of Allegri, and is open to the idea of the 52-year-old succeeding Tuchel in the Parc des Princes hotseat.
Allegri has attracted several suitors after his superb stint in Turin, which resulted in four domestic doubles and two Champions League finals, and PSG are the latest European giants to be linked with him.
But the Italian tactician hasn’t taken a new role since departing the Allianz Stadium at the end of the last campaign, despite Real Madrid and Manchester United both being touted to have targeted him.
Tuchel has often been criticised for PSG’s failure to mount a Champions League challenge
Allegri remains under contract at Juventus even after his sacking, but the Italian would free himself to take up the reins in the French capital.
And with Tuchel under mounting pressure, Allegri was forced to deny similar reports that he had entered negotiations with PSG earlier this year.
He said: ‘I’m not talking about my future, I am not speaking about my future as I do not know what it holds.
Allegri’s agent previously revealed that the ex-Juventus manager wants to work outside of Italy
‘I will be back at the end of the season even though I am getting used too well to holidays. I have to come back. I don’t know my future yet.’
With his willingness to return to management made clear, Allegri’s agent revealed that the former AC Milan coach was eager to work outside of his homeland.
His successor in Turin, Maurizio Sarri, has failed to impress amid rumours of confusion among his players – and Allegri was linked with a sensational return to his former role at the club.