JUVENTUS have made contact with a representative of Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports.
The Old Lady currently top Serie A under ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, ahead of the final four games of the season.
Pochettino locked horns with Juve two seasons ago in the Champions League
But the 61-year-old’s job is under threat, with Juve’s performances having regressed from previous years under Massimiliano Allegri.
And according to La Stampa, club chiefs have already begun sounding out former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as Sarri’s potential replacement.
The 48-year-old has been out of work since November, when he was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Juventus’ board see Pochettino as the ideal candidate, as a manager with a reputation for improving young players and playing exciting, attacking football.
While born and raised in Argentina, Pochettino’s family is of Italian descent, and the country’s football is said to be of interest to last season’s Champions League finalist.
Pochettino would be able to work with the likes of Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo
Joining Juventus would see Pochettino finally united with compatriot Paulo Dybala, whose signature he tried to secure as Spurs boss last summer to no avail.
The highly-rated boss recently turned down the AS Monaco vacancy, as he awaits a better opportunity..
Sarri still has a minimum of six games this season left to oversee, however, starting with tonight’s clash with Lazio in Turin.
Victory would see the Old Lady move eight points ahead of second-placed Inter Milan with four Serie A matches remaining.
Maurizio Sarri is feeling the pressure at Juventus
Then on August 7 comes the match that Sarri’s future could hinge on, as Juventus finally play the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Lyon – 163 days after the first.
Juve will have to mastermind a comeback from 1-0 down on aggregate, and would face Manchester City in the quarter-finals, should they be successful.
Sarri himself has been linked with a move away following his presumed sacking, with Fiorentina supposedly monitoring his situation.
By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Juventus ‘meet Mauricio Pochettino’s representatives’ as they target axed Spurs boss to replace Maurizio Sarri
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12176961/juventus-meet-mauricio-pochettino-sarri/
Published Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:49:21 +0000