Juventus turn down Mourinho as they eye Spurs’ Pochettino


Juventus have reportedly turned down the chance to hire former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, with Mauricio Pochettino seen as a preferred option to replace Massimiliano Allegri.

The Italian giants secured an eighth consecutive Serie A title last month but coach Massimiliano Allegri has been criticised following the club’s shock exit from the Champions League.

According to Corriere dello Sport, agent Mendes caught wind of these rumours and offered his client Mourinho to the club as a potential candidate to replace Allegri.

But Juventus declined the chance to appoint the former Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid coach, with the report claiming that the 51-year-old’s managerial style is considered ‘too far’ by the club’s hierarchy.

Instead, the Turin club are eyeing up the possibility of luring Pochettino to the Allianz Stadium according to the report, who has admitted recently that he could walk away from Tottenham after their Champions League final clash with Liverpool.


Asked on Thursday whether he was open to leaving Spurs or taking a sabbatical, Pochettino replied: ‘I am open for everything. Of course, I love to work, I love Tottenham, I love to be here every day. I enjoy it a lot.’

Mourinho meanwhile has been out of work since December when he was sacked by the Red Devils after falling 19-points behind then league leaders Liverpool.

He has since appeared intermittently as a television pundit for beIN Sports.