Juventus have made Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino their ‘number one target’ to replace Max Allegri.
The Italian champions this week announced Allegri would be leaving the club after five seasons in charge, and will look for a new appointment as they bid to continue their recent dominance of Italian football.
According to the Independent the Turin side will target Spurs boss Pochettino, who has this season led the club to their first ever Champions League final.
The Argentine light-heartedly indicated he could leave Spurs should they win Europe’s biggest prize, with Juventus keen to secure the services of a manager who has previously been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has been in contact with Mauricio Pochettino about becoming the club's new manager – they are seeking an agreement with the Argentine before entering #thfc negotiations. [Gazzetta dello Sport] pic.twitter.com/DnoYOQkoKd
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Pochettino has said recently that Spurs must change the way they operate if they are to remain competitive, having not signed a player for two transfer-windows, and the 47-year-old could be tempted by a move to Serie A.
Juventus have also been linked with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi. Sarri’s future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain following an indifferent debut season at the club and several Italian sides are believed to be monitoring his situation.
Both Sarri and Inzaghi would represent easier and more realistic options for Juventus, with Pochettino currently tied to a five-year contract at the North London club.
It was a shortened pod this week, but still a solid listen. 🎧👌
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