Massimiliano Allegri will coach again, but where?

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /

Times are exciting for Massimiliano Allegri, but where will he end up?

Last time Massimiliano Allegri was seen, he was the manager of Juventus and had once again, dominated Serie A with a famous Italian outfit.

Massimliano Allegri has not been bossing any club since however; with more than a year off since however, it appears as though he is eager to return to the profession he has proven quite remarkable at. The real question has become not when, but where will this take place?

While many reports have suggested Allegri would prefer to return to his native Italy in his endeavor, it is not so cut and dry; PSG has emerged as a potential in their near yearly search for another new manager. Where is the best place for Massimiliano Allegri? Equally important is the question, what team benefits most from having a coach of his style and caliber?

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As far as I can tell, this job managing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe is likely the only job outside of Italy that could persuade Allegri to leave. This is hardly surprising; the two talents are amongst the greatest in the world and any man would love to have them on ones team.

It has proven difficult to get the most out of them at this point however; between Unai Emery and Thomas Tuchel, PSG have dominated domestically with little European success to show. This has proven the undoing of the former and while the latter still has his position, the fact that he is not secure should be a testament to the expectations that having two players like Mbappe and Neymar creates.

I think Thomas Tuchel is a great coach and that firing him would be a mistake; should they make this mistake however, Allegri is the clearest solution. He would surely create a more defensively structured and oriented team around his two stars, should both stay, which could spare them for more important matches in Europe or France itself.

Allegri also has the pedigree to manage players in a different way than Thomas Tuchel can, despite his remarkable intellect and ability as a tactician. It is hard to tell which may be the more important thing at PSG; the order, the tactics, the management or the player growth all stand out but together, PSG could surely benefit from Coach Allegri.

Massimiliano Allegri: Savior of Italian Football?

While Allegri could take on the position of Italy’s national football boss, the saviorship I was thinking of actually lies on the domestic level. Without thinking too hard, it is not difficult to remember how great clubs like Napoli or Milan were in the not so distant past; Allegri was at Milan during one of those periods less than a decade ago in fact.

His playing days too, saw him at the other famous club, Napoli; his connections to Italy and to the great teams of Italy makes him an obvious choice to take the helm at either club. Should PSG not have a position to offer him, this would surely not be a terrible consolation prize for the man who played his entire professional career in Italy.

Napoli in particular could benefit from his organization and commitment to growing players; having had a great manager in Maurizio Sarri only two seasons ago, and Carlo Ancelotti earlier this campaign, Allegri would be a sensible option to try and keep the process building.

Where will Massimiliano Allegri end up?

While Allegri has been linked to English clubs, it doesn’t appear he has any interest in moving to the Premier League whatsoever. Manchester United, Newcastle United and any other positions on the island appear less appealing to him than even a lower level Italian position; PSG is not either however.

Working with the great talent and resources that the French giants can offer is likely too great a deal to pass up should it truly be Allegri’s to turn down. Massimiliano Allegri will have money to spend in reshaping his team, adding pieces where he sees fit, but his effect despite these innovations would be as clearly present.

Allegri will not end up at his best spot, Juventus, as Sarri will continue to have time to develop a different brand at the old lady than Massimiliano Allegri brought; PSG offers him the chance to demonstrate his own evolution while having remarkable talent at his disposal outside of his routine environment.

Next. Erling Haaland should be the reason everyone stays at Borussia Dortmund. dark

Could Allegri do it with any success? Absolutely; will he though? This is to be seen one way or another however. Much of it hangs with what PSG can do when/should the Champions League recommence to be certain; this too, remains to be seen.