Juventus are being linked with Mauricio Pochettino, Didier Deschamps and Simone Inzaghi for the vacant managers role while Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move to Turin.
The club released an official statement confirming that Max Allegri will not coach Juventus for the 2019-20 season, agreeing to terminate his contract a year in advance.
Suggestions from the Italian press are that club directors Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici were keen to see a return of Antonio Conte on the Juve bench, despite him being closely linked with a move to Inter Milan.
Sky Sport Italia report that Deschamps and Pochettino are options for the Bianconeri and add in Inzaghi as an outside option following his recent Coppa Italia success with Lazio.
Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira believes Juventus are closer to appointing Pochettino than any other name while Gianluca Momblano, who has insisted throughout recent weeks that Allegri had 0.01% chance of staying, believes “all ‘second-tier’ names must be eliminated, if not Guardiola, it will be the second best after Guardiola.”
With rumours circulating, Guardiola was asked about the possibility of a move to Turin this summer but his response in an earlier press conference was emphatic:
“How many times do I have to say it? I’m not going to Juventus, I’m not going to love to Italy.
“I’m satisfied here and I’m not going anywhere. Next season I will be manager of Man City, I’ve said that many times.”
Reports are circulating across the Italian press but Inzaghi looks to be the favourite for now, while Momblano has suggested that Juventus already have an agreement in place for a new coach with only the announcement pending.