Pochettino’s cousin claims Tottenham boss is interested in taking charge of Juve

Mauricio Pochettino’s cousin has claimed that the Tottenham manager is interested in replacing Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus.

Allegri will leave Juventus at the end of the season and Pochettino has been heavily linked with the managerial position at the Serie A champions.

Pochettino’s cousin Daniele believes that it is the right time for the Tottenham boss to test himself in Italy.

Daniele Pochettino told Tutto Juve: ‘In my opinion [Pochettino replacing Allegri] could be feasible, because Mauricio is a coach who has shown he knows how to work well and reaching the final with Tottenham is a clear example,’

‘If he plays it like he does all games, for me it’s the right year to win. I met him a few months ago, I met a very nice and helpful person.

‘The Bianconeri’s goal is, of course, the Champions League and my cousin has all the useful qualities to be able to coach this club.

‘Mauricio showed he had the right experience to be able to coach in Europe. With Tottenham he was able to forge a group of individuals that was not so well known.

‘Everyone in the family would like to see him at Juventus.’

There have been suggestions Pochettino could replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus

Daniele said: ‘He is certainly attracted to Italy, he told us he would like to come here to find his ancestors. We also talked about Piedmontese cuisine, which he would like to try again.

‘The desire is there, but honestly I don’t know if they can convince him. The decision clearly falls to him.

‘In the event that he should accept Juve, we will welcome him with open arms.’