Without a job since leaving Juventus in the summer of 2019, Massimiliano Allegri is arguably the best manager without a club at the moment, especially if his record is the ultimate factor. The Italian has enjoyed a fruitful career, winning a league title with AC Milan before five consecutive league triumphs with Juventus as well as four Coppa Italia’s. Allegri has also shown his skillset outside of domestic competitions in Italy, leading Juventus to two Champions League finals.
He might lack the panache or flamboyance of some of Europe’s elite managers like Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho, but he is undeniably effective. A well-drilled defence and a tenacious midfield help alter his attackers however needed to get results and he has shown to be by far the best manager in Italy this past decade.
One option, and a club who would be very interested in the Italian, is Paris Saint-Germain. The French club are dying for some continental success to match their domestic supremacy and Allegri could be the man to give the Paris outfit their best chance.
Granted, he hasn’t won a Champions League himself, but he took the Old Lady to two finals and that was a side no more talented than PSG’s. There are world-class players in this PSG team and pairing Allegri’s tactical approach with the firepower of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could make for an interesting combination - Allegri is by far the favourite to be the next PSG boss with odds of 6/4.
There is also still the option of Manchester United. That ship does seem to have sailed now since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was made permanent boss, but his tenure has shown mixed success so far and will the United board may be keeping tabs on Allegri as a result.
He would definitely be a good fit at Old Trafford, and teaming back up with Paul Pogba could bring some of the form that made the Frenchman so popular at Juventus under the Italian's wing.
There is then the potential rise of Newcastle United, and how they may soon become one of Europe's biggest attractions. The Magpies' Saudi-backed takeover seems imminent and hiring a new manager might be the first point of call, with the aim to get the club back to the Champions League.
Whilst this job will be far from Allegri's usual dominance with a side, the wage will be more than healthy and the project in waking this sleeping giant could be as enticing as it gets for a man seeking a new challenge - the ex-Juventus man is 5/2 to take the helm at Newcastle.
Allegri's next job odds:
Paris Saint-Germain - 6/4
Newcastle United - 5/2
Manchester United - 5/1
Manchester City - 12/1
Tottenham Hotspur - 16/1
Barcelona - 20/1
Atletico Madrid manager - 20/1
Liverpool - 25/1