• Transfers

Rumor: Juventus ‘contact’ Mauricio Pochettino for potential manager role

Mauricio Pochettino
Getty Images

Juventus have reportedly opened talks with a representative of Mauricio Pochettino as they consider the Argentine a potential replacement for Maurizio Sarri.

Juventus have lined up Mauricio Pochettino as part of the names in contention to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager.

Juventus look poised to win the Serie A once again but that has not stopped current boss Sarri from getting his fair share of criticism. The Bianconeri have looked rather inconsistent and have lost as many (four) as close rivals Inter this season.

A managerial change might be on the cards and the Turin club have reportedly began talks with a number of top managers including ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Italian publication La Stampa claim that Juve have reportedly had direct contact with a representative very close to Pochettino. They see him as an ideal fit to take over from Sarri.

Per the report, the 48-year-old is also of Italian origin, to be precise Piedmontese, and is said to have expressed his willingness through representatives to try an experience in Italy.

Pochettino is said to be open to a move to Serie A, in order to take the reins of an elite-level club like Juventus. 

In Turin, the Argentine manager would link up with compatriot Paulo Dybala who he had tried unsuccessfully to sign for the duration of the summer transfer window while at Spurs

Pochettino is seen by Juve as a modern day coach who reflects the characteristics of the club: young, very elegant and skilled in communication with a great quality in developing his teams.