MERCATO – LIGUE 1 : LUIS CAMPOS WOULD HAVE TRIED FOR MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI AT PSG
It’s a picture that made the rounds on social networks on Tuesday. Photographed together in Monaco at the exit of a hotel, Luis Campos, the soccer advisor of PSG, and Massimiliano Allegri, the coach of Juventus, have triggered a wave of rumors. According to the Italian press, the Portuguese manager tried to convince him to come to Paris.
It is a strange meeting that has aroused the greatest fantasies. Even if Luis Campos and Massimiliano Allegri have been seeing each other for years, the timing of their meeting, on Tuesday, in Monaco, has something to question. In search of a coach to replace Mauricio Pochettino, with whom an agreement would have been found in recent hours with a view to his departure, would the Portuguese leader have targeted the Juve coach? Or was it a simple lunch decontextualized from the work? The Italian press tried to find answers this Wednesday, confirming, in passing, the veracity of the picture.
To begin, let’s take a detour to La Gazzetta dello Sport. In today’s edition, the pink daily explains that the official version of all parties involved is that the meeting at the Hotel de Paris, located in the Principality, is only the result of chance. And yet, the transalpine media assures that Campos did make an attempt to convince Allegri to become PSG’s coach.
The contacts between the two men would even go back several weeks. “I have a commitment with Juve that goes beyond my contract. I’m staying in Turin”, the Livorno native would have retorted, however, to whom a three-year contract at 12 million euros would have been offered. “Despite some tensions on the mercato, Allegri is convinced that he will be able to make the project coordinated with Andrea Agnelli take off,” says the Gazzetta. The Sky Italia channel says that the technician was simply on vacation in the Principality, and that he is “very friendly” with Campos.
GALTIER WOULD BE IN POLE
The Corriere della Sera, a well-known Italian daily newspaper, confirms that the PSG soccer advisor has tried to convince Max Allegri. In vain. The latter returned to Juve last year and wants to stay there despite the Parisian interest. Finally, for La Repubblica, another very serious media, Campos wanted to sound out the field to assess the willingness of the former AC Milan coach.
Despite confirmed disagreements on the transfer market (the club would like to launch young players, while he would like players ready to win immediately), Allegri does not intend to fail the Bianconeri. As a result, the three Italian media take the opportunity to confirm that Christophe Galtier is in pole position to become the new PSG coach.