Juventus are reportedly assessing the prospect of hiring Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola at the end of the season
Although Juve brought in Maurizio Sarri only last summer after the Italian coach left Chelsea to take over the Bianconeri, the team’s struggling for form and consistency this term has cast doubt over his future in Turin.
For the first time in ten years, Juventus’ pursuit of the league title is on the line, as Inter Milan guided by resolute Antonio Conte continue to stake a claim for the crown.
Now, as per the Daily Mirror, the perennial Serie A champions are thinking of replacing Sarri with Guardiola ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Juventus have long admired Guardiola and reports state the Italians will do 'whatever it takes' to lure him to Turin. 👀— SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 11, 2020
The Serie A giants will also place a world record bid for Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk… ✍️ https://t.co/0Qgq4pyW28
The Spaniard has wrapped up back-to-back Premier League titles with City but is now on the verge of missing out on the third successive league glory, with Liverpool maintaining their inexorable march towards their first domestic title in 30 years.
Guardiola’s focus is entirely directed to the Champions League, as the reigning Premier League holders prepare for a massive two-legged last-16 showdown against Real Madrid.
The ex-Bayern Munich manager has recently admitted his reign in Manchester will be defined by City’s success in Europe.
With less than two years left on his current contract at the Etihad and no signs of possible renewal, the 49-year-old may be facing his last chance of delivering the Champions League success to City fans.
If he ends up empty-handed this season, Guardiola could be on his way out of Manchester City already in the summer, and Turin could as well be his next destination.