The defeat in the Champions League final happened against a Bayern Munich team that seemed unbeatable since Hansi Flick took over, but the truth is that the high investment made at Paris Saint-Germain is taking very long to show results out of the French context, and a lot of things may be about to change, starting with the coach.
TUCHEL HAS NO FUTURE ASSURED, ALLEGRI POINTED OUT
The trophies in Ligue 1, French Cup and French League Cup seem short to secure Thomas Tuchel in PSG’s technical command, regardless of the fact that the French team did not exactly showed a clear inferiority performance in the lost final at Lisbon against Bayern Munich.
After the final, Nasser Al-Khelaifi even referred that he was “proud” of the players and praised the journey made by the team up to the final of the UEFA’s millionaire tournament, pointing out, however, that the club’s aim is to raise the trophy and that they are putting a lot of work and effort to get even closer to that goal.
According to international press reports, this effort may involve a more experienced coach than Tuchel, and the most pointed out name has been the Italian Massimiliano Allegri, who has been unemployed since he left Juventus in the end of 2018/19 and who is greatly admired by Leonardo, sports director of the Parisians.
Even so, PSG will not be alone in the race to hire Allegri, who will be waiting for the meeting that will take place in the next few days between Antonio Conte and Inter Milan’s directive dome, from which his departure may result.
The priority of the 53 year old Italian coach, six times Italian champion at the service of Juventus, is to return to his country’s football and the opportunity to take a Inter team who wants to affirm in the “face to face” duels with the Vecchia Signora, should please him more than heading to the Parc des Princes.
THIAGO SILVA HEADING ON TO CHELSEA
Free to decide his future after seeing the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian international who is less than a month away from turning 36, seems far from wanting to hang his boots.
The international press talks about an iminent deal with Chelsea, which has made a considerable investment in the current tranfer market, after the impediment imposed by UEFA a year ago.
Although Tuchel counts with Thiago Silva and even wants to convince the Brazilian to stay in Paris, the central defender may soon join the reinforcements lot of the “blues”, which already signed Timo Werner (ex-Leipzig), Hakim Ziyech (ex-Ajax) and Ben Chilwell (ex-Leicester City), all of them already officialized.
FROM NEYMAR’S DEPARTURE TO A POSSIBLE DUO WITH MESSI
For more than a year that the news around the Brazilian international point to a possible departure from Paris Saint-Germain. In last year’s transfer market, was publicly knowned the alleged arm-wrestle that the player had with the Parisian board, in order to leave the club to other stops, being Barcelona his first choice.
Well, following the defeat in the Champions League final, Neymar left a message on his official Twitter account, where he congratulated…Bayern.
“-Losing is part of the sport, we tried everything, we fought until the end. Thank you for all the support and affection from each one of you.”
After the enormous desolation he showed following the final whistle in Estádio da Luz, news regarding Neymar’s possible departure from Paris are yet to come. Even because his most likely destination, Barcelona, is going through great commotion.
News surrounding Lionel Messi’s request to the “culé” board, to leave the club, has placed PSG as one of the strongest possibilities for the Argentine to continue with his career, even because, financially, the French are able to offer guarantees that very few other clubs can provide.
With Manchester City and Inter Milan as their main opponents in this possible signing, PSG could be responsible for bringing Neymar and Messi back together on the pitch, who would make an absolutely stupendous trio with Kylian Mbappé.
When talking about this possibility, it’s obvious that football fans and gamblers get all excited, such is the quality and refinement that a trio like this could provide.
For sure a lot of ink will still run in this process, but at this point it seems that Neymar’s permanence in PSG is the most likely to happen, even because with Messi leaving Barcelona, the return to Catalonia will not feel the same for the Brazilian.