Mauricio Pochettino will take over the managerial position for Paris Saint-Germain once both sides iron out a few details before making the announcement. However, as Le Parisien reported, the Argentine tactician wasn’t PSG sporting director Leonardo’s first choice.
Leonardo had former Juventus FC manager Massimiliano Allegri atop his list. Since the Brazilian’s return to the capital club, Allegri’s name has been linked consistently as a possible option to take over for Thomas Tuchel.
Nonetheless, once Les Parisiens decided to part ways with the German manager and had an opportunity to hire Allegri, the 53-year-old’s price proved too high for PSG to meet.
According to Le Parisien (via Football Italia), Allegri was looking for an annual salary of €12-million. In the past, the former Juve manager has stated his preference to manage in Italy, but that PSG was a project he’d consider when it came to manager abroad.
Well, it seems as though Allegri had an international fee for his services, and it was a price that PSG ultimately didn’t want to pay.
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