Juventus have reportedly approached Antonio Conte over replacing Massimiliano Allegri as manager of the club, with the Serie A giants looking to appoint the Tottenham boss if their poor form continues.
According to journalist Tancredi Palmeri via Sport Today, Juventus have begun the recruitment process to find a successor for Allegri should the Italian manager face the sack after a shocking start to the season, with the Bianconeri looking to appoint Conte or Zinedine Zidane as their next head coach.
Palmeri said on Juventus’ plan to appoint Conte as Allegri’s potential replacement: “Talks have begun with Antonio Conte, who has not rejected the idea of returning to Juventus and has kept himself open to any possible return to his former club.”
Juventus sit eighth in the Serie A standings with just two wins, with the Turin side losing this weekend to newly-promoted and then-winless Monza, with Allegri’s side also yet to win a single point in the UEFA Champions League despite a somewhat favourable group featuring the likes of Benfica and Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.
With recent reports claiming that Daniel Levy is sweating over Conte signing a new deal to remain at Tottenham, the chances of the 53-year-old returning to Juventus could be higher than some expect, with the Italian coach having a great spell with the Piedmont-based club.
Indeed, whilst Conte has had a great start to the season with Tottenham, the prospect of returning to a former club in Juventus could be an exciting one for the four-time Serie A-winning manager, and Levy must be working hard behind the scenes to keep the coach in north London.
Juventus appointing Conte could be disastrous for Tottenham
A good debate could be made that Conte is the best manager Tottenham have ever had in the Premier League in terms of tactical quality, and whilst the Italian is likely to remain in England for the time being, Spurs must ensure there’s no chance their head coach will pack up to return to Juventus if an offer comes in.
After all, Conte has the potential to finally end Tottenham’s silverware drought, and the manager leaving mid-season for Juventus would not only be disastrous but also paint a bad image for the Premier League side, with rival fans already predicting that the Italian would leave out the blue for a bigger job.