Massimiliano Allegri to Arsenal
Arsene Wenger is yet to sign a new deal that has been at the table for quite some time. Perhaps he has been looking for respite from the increasingly restless club supporters baying for his exit, but the Gunners continue to plunge from one low to the next. A top four place, something that Wenger has never missed out on at Arsenal, now looks increasingly out of reach and it may just trigger his exit.
Allegri has done an exceptional job during his three seasons at Juventus and is linked with the Emirates post. However, it remains to be seen if Allegri is inclined to leaves an ever improving Juventus team for a rebuilding job at Arsenal.
Luis Enrique to Paris Saint-Germain
Enrique will leave Barcelona at the end of the ongoing campaign after three seasons at the Camp Nou. He started his stint with a treble in his first season before collecting a domestic double in his next. However, this season has been less of a success.
Nevertheless, Enrique’s time at the club has definitely seen a rise in his managerial stock. And Paris Saint-Germain are one of the clubs linked with the Asturian as they look to reassert their domestic dominance and make a serious claim for European success.
Jorge Sampaoli to Barcelona
With his flair for pressing and attacking football, Sampaoli looks like the right man for the Barcelona job as they look for Enrique’s replacement. And the fact that the Argentine has spent a year in the Spanish league only helps his case.
However, the decision will rest with Sampaoli as the Argentina national team are also eager to appoint him as they lead up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Unai Emery to Roma
The Spaniard had enjoyed tremendous success at Sevilla, guiding the club to three successive Europa League wins. His success at the club made him a hot property on the market as PSG swooped on him. However, his first season in Paris has been a huge disappointment. PSG are likely to lose the league title and were defeated in an extraordinary Champions League round of 16 tie to Barcelona despite taking a 4-0 lead from the first leg.
Emery’s job looks in the balance. He formed an extremely fruitful partnership with Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi who has now moved to Roma. And it shouldn’t be a surprise if the duo decides to replicate their Sevilla model in Rome.
Leonardo Jardim to Arsenal
Jardim’s success at Monaco despite PSG’s resources can be considered nothing short of a miracle. The principality outfit have all but clinched the league title and made it to the last four of the Champions League. No wonder then that Jardim’s stock is on a great high.
Wenger had a seven-year stint at Monaco early in his management days and he would see similarities with Jardim. The Frenchman’s inputs will no doubt play a part in Arsenal’s consideration for his replacement – in case he leaves – and he is likely to put in a good word for the Portuguese.
Wasi is a keen fan with loads of knowledge about the game. He has written for some of the world’s leading soccer websites and is a major Barcelona and Pune City FC fan. He loves the Champions League and watches 200+ EPL games & La Liga games per season.