Managerial merry-go-round: Is Allegri headed to Manchester United and Pochettino to Juventus?

Juventus sacked manager Massimiliano Allegri over the weekend despite the manager winning five straight Serie A Scudetti.

The Italian was axed due to Juventus’ loss in the Champions League quarterfinals to Ajax combined with their transfer spend on Cristiano Ronaldo.


Now, the Bianconeri have turned their attention to Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and could begin courting the Argentine following the Champions League Final.

According to TEAMTalk, Pochettino is keen on a move to Italy. Meanwhile, Tottenham are interested in a possible swap deal with Pochettino going to Turin and Allegri heading to north London, according to the Daily Express.

There is a belief Manchester United or Chelsea could through their hat into the race for Allegri.

With both managers highly sought-after, where will they manage next term?

Allegri to Manchester United

Allegri was linked with a move to England last summer with Arsenal but chose to remain at Juventus. The 51-year-old Italian is the best manager available on the market with a lack of top-quality bosses currently free.

With Manchester United in turmoil at the end of the Premier League season, they could sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in favour of appointing Allegri.

According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils should fire Solskjaer to hire the vastly experienced title winner Allegri.

Pochettino to Juventus

A possible Pochettino to Juventus move may not be as damaging to Tottenham as believed. If Spurs could land Allegri in his place, they could find themselves not skipping a beat.

Pochettino has been highly sought-after since rising to prominence with Tottenham. The club’s recent results and progression to the Champions League Final have increased his profile even more.

The Argentine has shown he can build a winning club despite a lack of transfer spending. It isn’t something that occurs often in football these days, but Pochettino has made do with what he has available.

Of course, Tottenham still haven’t won a trophy under Pochettino, but they will hope that ends in the Champions League Final.

Pochettino averages 1.89 points per match as Spurs manager. It is the best winning percentage of his young managerial career. The former Bordeaux player started his career at Espanyol in 2009.

There, he recorded 1.23 points per game in 160 matches in charge. In January 2013, Pochettino was appointed manager of Southampton with many Premier League followers wondering just who he was.

Pochettino was only in charge of Southampton for 60 matches. He collected 1.45 points per match at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Will the Champions League Final be Pochettino’s last game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur? Juventus are waiting with open arms to land him if it turns out to be the Argentine’s swansong.