Sunday June 2 2019
Guardiola-Juve story won't go away

Reporters from financial newspapers in Italy, America and England continue to insist there is truth in Juventus links with Pep Guardiola.

While most football-based sources, including Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport, continue to insist with absolute certainty that Maurizio Sarri will terminate his contract with Chelsea and be the next Juve Coach, some still stick to their guns.

Writers working for financial sources Il Sole 24 Ore and Bloomberg remain adamant that rumours of Guardiola in advanced negotiations with Juventus are credible, with help from sponsors Adidas.

The Corriere dello Sport imply there is a reason for this, suggesting in their editorial this morning that someone is leaking the information to bump up the Juventus share price on the stock exchange.

Others claim it is simply the Bianconeri covering their bases, as Guardiola would be the number one choice if he freed himself from Manchester City, with Mauricio Pochettino as Plan B from Tottenham and Sarri Plan C.

Considering it was Juve who sacked Max Allegri after he won a fifth consecutive Serie A title, it’s obvious they must’ve had some idea of a replacement before making that decision.