According to Italian reports, Mauricio Pochettino turned down the Monaco job, as he ‘already promised himself to a top club,’ which could be Juventus.
Il Giornale sport reporter Luigi Gelpa claims the former Tottenham Hotspur boss was offered the role at Monaco.
He told the French side that he could not accept, as he ‘had already promised himself to a top club’ for next season.
The implication is that could be Juventus, seeing as Pochettino had been one of the candidates for the Serie A champions before Maurizio Sarri took over from Max Allegri.
Pochettino is from Argentina, but his family originates not just from Italy, but the Piedmont region and Turin.
He confessed that it would be a ‘dream’ to be the coach of Juventus when Spurs faced them in the Champions League.
Although Sarri is on the verge of securing the Scudetto in his first season, Juve fans and hierarchy are unhappy at the playing style.