Paris Saint-Germain have switched their attention to Massimiliano Allegri with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte no longer their top choice as next manager, according to reports.
The French giants are 17 points ahead of second-placed Monaco in the Ligue 1 standings with the title almost wrapped up but their failure to qualify for the Champions League has seen Unai Emery’s future called into question.
And, with Emery almost guaranteed to lose his job at the end of the campaign, PSG have begun their search for his replacement.
Conte was reported to be a leading contender for the position but Le Parisien claims that with his heart set on the Italy national team job – if he is to leave Chelsea – PSG are wary of pursuing him.
The Blues boss is expected to depart Stamford Bridge – especially if the club finish outside of the Premier League top four – but it looks like the Italy job would be more appealing to the 48-year-old.
Juventus manager Allegri has bounced to the top of the pile now, according to the report, with his Champions League experience proving essential.
The Old Lady, thought, want to keep Allegri at the club as they currently lead the Serie A standings and are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while his contract runs until 2020.