Soon to be managerless Juventus are reportedly keen on a move for Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino – but would the Argentine want to swap England for Italy?
The Daily Mirror write that Pochettino is currently the bookies favourite for the job after Juve announced Max Allegri would end his five-year spell in Turin this summer.
The fact is that ‘the Old Lady’ are a club used to winning, with Allegri securing the Serie A title every year he has been there and also achieving the domestic double on four occasions.
The same thing cannot be said for Spurs, with the north London club’s last trophy coming in the 2008 League Cup final.
However, that could be about to change in next month’s Champions League final against Liverpool at Atletico Madrid Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Should Pochettino and his men lift the famous European trophy, I see no reason for him to want to leave the club. Instead, he should see it as a starting point to creating something great.
After failing to sign any players in the last two transfer windows, reports suggest chairman Daniel Levy is set to loosen the purse strings this summer, allowing the 47-year-old to add some much-needed squad depth.
In addition, the club has arguably one of the best stadiums in Europe, making them an attractive proposition for elite players thinking about setting up home in the capital.
Furthermore, he is undoubtedly loved by the Spurs fanbase, a situation he may not be afforded at Juve should he not start well and fail to win a trophy in the first season.
Finally, the Premier League is widely regarded as the best in the world, allowing him to showcase his managerial skills to a much wider audience.
Other managers reported to be in the frame include Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone, and the fact the Pochettino signed a new five-year deal last summer will make him an expensive option for the Italian club.