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Juventus linked with Mauricio Pochettino

May 11, 2019

Juventus are being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as Max Allegri’s future looks uncertain.

There have been reports from parts of Italian media that Allegri is almost certain to leave the club this summer following a highly successful five-year spell in Turin.

Turin based La Stampa and Corriere Torino have been vocal in saying that the relationship between club and manager is at breaking point and that Max is highly unlikely to remain in charge.

Sky Sport Italia and others report that there’s no certainty that Allegri will leave, putting the chances at 50-50 over him still being in charge after the summer.

Corriere Dello Sport now lead with a story on their front page suggesting that Juve are looking to Spurs boss Pochettino as Allegri’s replacement and that the Bianconeri have already begun sounding him out.

For his part, Pochettino has been vocal about the chances that he may leave Spurs after five seasons in charge. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, he had this to say over the future:

“I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, no clear idea and not being transparent.

“I know very well how this business works. And we know we need to operate in a different way – that doesn’t mean to spend more or less money.

“But if we expect every season to be in the final of the Champions League, we need to create a plan. And the plan maybe is different to what has happened in the last five years.

“If we believe that if we operate in the same way that we have operated in the last five years we are going to be every season in the final of the Champions League, and in the top four and competing against projects like Liverpool or Manchester City or Manchester United, I think we are very naive.

“If you want to expect the same from Liverpool, from Manchester City or Manchester United and Chelsea, and you put the same expectation on Tottenham, give me different tools to work.

“If not, I see the people working in the same way, in the future I’m going to be this guy. I am the most stupid person to work.”

The report also suggests that he would ask as much as €20m a year in salary, should he make the switch to Turin.

Sky Sport Italia and Tuttosport have thrown Didier Deschamps name into the mix, suggesting that he would be open to the idea of a second stint with the Bianconeri.

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