Marcello Lippi alluded to the new Juventus Coach coming from a club involved in the European Finals – Maurizio Sarri or Mauricio Pochettino.
Max Allegri was dismissed last week, despite having one more year left on his contract and winning the team’s eighth consecutive Serie A title.
“Why hasn’t a well-run club like Juventus named the successor to Allegri yet, well it’s a difficult decision to make, but perhaps they are waiting for a certain competition to end,” former Italy boss Lippi told Tuttomercatoweb as he attended the Italian Football Hall of Fame Awards.
“We’ll see if their new Coach comes from those involved in either of the all English Finals, then we will understand the reason for the delay of the announcement.
“This year the English clubs are the best in Europe, but these things go in cycles. I think Sarri has a great chance at winning the Europa League, then there is Pochettino whose family is from Piedmont.”
Sarri is leading his Chelsea team to the Europa League final against Arsenal while Mauricio Pochettino has a Champions League decider with Liverpool coming up on June 1.