Is Allegri really going to leave the Italian and maybe European champions to come to a 6th place club to try and get into the top 4 for the next year or two?
I remember people saying Klopp was probably a little desperate and took the only half decent job that was going when he became the Liverpool manager but I don’t think our position now is much different to theirs then. Decent squad, decent club, money to spend if needed but not as much as the top guns and that was when his stock was relatively low after a poor final season. This guy is about to pick up his third league title in a row and most likely his second CL final in 3 years. If you could grade coaches on form, he’s arguably the “top” coach in Europe right now.
You can have a chance to make a difference and build a legacy here but for a coach who is very much at the top right now? I just don’t see it. When Pep fancied a fresh challenge he took Bayern and then City. When Mourinho did it he went from Inter to Madrid. Ancelotti from PSG to Madrid. If we think we’re now unlikely to attract players like Lacazette, why do we think we’re going to be able to snag the top coach in Europe?
Even when we were seriously linked to him before I think we were sitting around 3rd and playing decent football and maybe the prospect could be spun as give this team a bit more sparkle and it could really be a force, but right now whatever way you spin it the job looks like a big rebuilding one. We can’t have any arrogance and assume that we’re in some way more deserving or more likely to achieve success than the likes of Liverpool, United and Spurs. We could do well but still be looking at 5th/6th in the next couple of years.
Wenger is seriously fucking up right now though. It really isn’t going to take the finest coaches in Europe to improve this mess. We need a positive change this summer but we shouldn’t be expecting the guy who comes after Wenger to be the one perfect saviour.