Report: Juventus turn their attention to Sarri after initial Pochettino interest

Chelsea's Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri (R) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

Juventus recently parted ways with Massimiliano Allegri and are on the lookout for a new manager with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea men linked.

Chelsea assistant coach Luca Gotti and Chelsea FC head coach Maurizio Sarri during the Final Whistle on Hate match between the New England Revolution and Chelsea Football Club on May 15,...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is firmly in the frame to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus next season.

The report reveals that Sarri is among the likes of Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino who are being considered for the vacant job, but the former Napoli manager might have a slight edge.

 

It is understood that Conte has a deal in place to take over Inter Milan in the summer, while Guardiola and Pochettino are tied down to long term deals for which Juventus will have to pay millions in compensation, something they aren't willing to do. 

Sarri, with his previous experience in Serie A, will be an ideal option for Juventus and, according to the report, Chelsea will not stand in the Italian's way if he decides to move on this summer.

This should come as a huge relief for Tottenham fans who were at risk of losing their manager, Pochettino, to the Turin based club.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane firmly at the helm of Manchester United and Real Madrid respectively, Juventus seems to be the only realistic destination for Pochettino.

However, Sarri taking over the Old Lady will more or less guarantee the Argentine's immediate future with Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Chairman Daniel Levy celebrate during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the...

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