Saturday August 8 2020
Report: Juventus contact Pochettino

Juventus have already contacted Mauricio Pochettino to ask if he’ll replace Maurizio Sarri in Turin, claim Sportitalia, after their Champions League exit.

Influential transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà claims the club is in full flow to find a new coach following the defeat on away goals to Lyon in the Round of 16.

It’s claimed Pochettino is not only the hot favourite, but an initial contact has already been made to see if he is up for the challenge.

Sarri has struggled in his first season, as although he did win their ninth consecutive Serie A title, he did it by just one point and with none of the sparkling football he was meant to bring.

Losing the Italian Supercup to Lazio, the Coppa Italia Final to Napoli and going out of the Champions League in the Round of 16 against a side that finished seventh in Ligue 1 all sealed his fate.

Although Zinedine Zidane would be the first choice for President Andrea Agnelli, he has only recently returned to Real Madrid and is unlikely to walk out again.

Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport point to Simone Inzaghi, but again, Lazio have qualified for the Champions League and he won’t be eager to leave now.

Pochettino is a free agent after his Tottenham Hotspur experience and famously said it would be a ‘dream’ to coach Juventus, as his family in Argentina has roots in the Turin area.