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As per a report from Italian outlet the Corriere dello Sport, Juventus view Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for Massimiliano Allegri.

Allegri’s Juve stint

After parting ways with Antonio Conte on the back of 3 straight Serie A titles, Italian giants Juventus surprisingly opted to appoint Max Allegri as the club’s new manager in the summer of 2014.

Allegri was fresh off the back of a disappointing end to a 4-year stint with AC Milan, with fans and the media alike having questioned the decision of the board at the Allianz Stadium to hand the keys to the former midfielder.

However, Allegri’s 5 seasons at the helm in Turin have since seen the 51-year-old prove his doubters, of which there were many, wrong.

The Italian tactician led the Bianconeri to a quartet of consecutive domestic doubles following his arrival in Turin, since adding a 5th-straight Serie A title this season.

Champions League struggles

However, while domestic glory has been forthcoming in abundance under the former Milan boss, the one trophy that has eluded Allegri during his time with the Old Lady has been the Champions League.

The passionate tactician has guided Juve to a pair of finals, in 2015 and 2017, but was forced to make do with the runner-up prize on both occasions.

Juventus eyeing Spurs boss Pochettino as Allegri replacement

TURIN, ITALY – DECEMBER 09: Head coach Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus looks on prior the Serie A match between Juventus and FC Internazionale at Allianz Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Pochettino targeted?

And, on the back of an underwhelming European campaign this time around, during which Juve were deservedly ousted by Ajax in the Champions League’s quarter-finals, rumours have been rampant of late that the Bianconeri and Allegri could call time on their partnership come the summer.

Several reputable Italian outlets, including Sky Italia, have run the story over the last couple of days that a split between the parties looks imminent, amid hefty demands on Allegri’s part.

As such, the board at the Allianz Stadium are already said to be on the lookout for the Italian’s successor.

The likes of Pep Guardiola, Didier Deschamps and even former boss Antonio Conte have all been touted as potential appointments.

And, as per the latest updates emanating from Italy this morning, another name has been added to the Bianconeri’s list.

The tactician in question is Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Juventus eyeing Spurs boss Pochettino as Allegri replacement

DORTMUND, GERMANY – MARCH 04: Mauricio Pochettino attends a Tottenham Hotspur Press Conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match against Borussia Dortmund on March 04, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Despite his side having reached the Champions League final in incredible circumstances during the week, Pochettino has since hinted at a potential departure from North London.

And Juve, for their part, are said to be keeping a close eye on the Argentine’s situation.

The Corriere dello Sport, meanwhile, report that Poch has demanded a hefty 20 million Euro-per-year salary to take his talents to Turin.

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