Guardiola, Pochettino & Conte among candidates to replace Allegri at Juventus



Juventus will be looking for a new coach when Massimiliano Allegri leaves the club this summer.

The Italian champions announced Allegri’s departure in a statement on Friday after winning five Serie A titles in five seasons with the club.

Here are the six candidates to replace him at Juventus.

The Argentine was valued highly by those in Turin before he arrived at Tottenham in 2014. “He has Juventus DNA,” Andrea Pirlo said recently. He has led Spurs to their first ever Champions League final and has a contract with the London club until 2023 with a prohibited termination clause.

Conte guided Juventus to the first three Scudetto titles of their current streak of eight before leaving for the Italian national team. The problem is that Giuseppe Marotta, former sporting director at Juve and now at Inter, has already agreed to take him to the Nerazzurri.

Like Conte, Deschamps has played for and coached Juventus before. The Frenchman led the club to promotion from Serie B in 2007 and his stock is high after winning the World Cup with France last summer. However, prising him away from the French national team won’t be easy.

The Lazio boss is the fashionable coach in Serie A at the moment alongside Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini. Inzaghi has spent three successful seasons in charge of Lazio and won the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.

The big surprise on the shortlist, Sarri hasn’t convinced Chelsea despite qualifying for the Champions League and reaching the Europa League final in his first year in charge. He’s known for playing attractive football and finished runner up to Juventus with Napoli in Serie A’s 2017-18 campaign.

The dream appointment for Juve. Guardiola has made it clear that he intends to stay at Manchester City and, with the English club currently under financial fairplay investigation, Juve think they can persuade him to move to Turin.