Max Allegri 'was Paris Saint-Germain's number one target'

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri ‘was Paris Saint-Germain’s No 1 target to replace Thomas Tuchel but Ligue 1 giants couldn’t match Italian’s hefty salary £11m-per-year demands’ before going with Mauricio Pochettino

  • Mauricio Pochettino is close to taking over as Paris Saint-Germain manager
  • Former Juventus boss was reportedly PSG’s first choice to take over 
  • Former manager Thomas Tuchel has reached agreement to leave immediately
  • Sporting director Leonardo reportedly wanted Allegri but were put off by wages 

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was reportedly the first choice at Paris Saint-Germain to take over as manager but the Ligue 1 club could not match his hefty salary demands.

PSG are thought to be close to appointing former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their new boss after the Argentine reportedly signed his contract with the French giants.

The appointment will see Pochettino return to the club after spending two seasons there as a player, but he was not the club’s number one target, report Le Parisiens. 

Max Allegri was reportedly top of Paris Saint-Germain’s list of managerial candidates

The report indicates Allegri, who has for a long time been linked with the role since leaving Juve in 2019, was top of sporting director Leonardo’s list of replacements for Thomas Tuchel but were put off by the Italian’s reported £10.8million-per-year  demands.

Dismissed former boss Tuchel reached an agreement with the club to leave with immediate effect, a move that will cost them £5.4m.  

Tuchel was revealed to have been sacked on Wednesday night, just hours after overseeing PSG’s 4-0 win over Racing Strasbourg.  

Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly signed a contract to become the new manager of PSG

Thomas Tuchel has reached an agreement with PSG to leave the club immediately

According to Sky Germany, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo sacked the 47-year-old after the club’s emphatic win at the Parc des Princes, which came four months after Tuchel led the Parisian outfit to the Champions League final.  

Allegri has been without a club since leaving Juventus in 2019, with whom he won five league titles.

The 53-year-old is a name constantly linked to Europe’s top managerial roles when they come available, but has so far not returned. 

Italian Allegri, 53, has been out of work since leaving Juve who he won five league titles with 

 

 

 

 

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