Juventus probably parted with Massimiliano Allegri without having a definite plan as to who comes in as a replacement and now their next choice could affect Chelsea’s summer business.
The Sun reports that after approaches to Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino failed, Juventus have turned their attention toward Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri whose future at the London club is still undecided despite helping the Blues to a Champions League place next season.
The owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, is happy with Chelsea’s qualification to Europe’s top tier competition but with fans discontented at Sarri’s style, the Italian is under pressure ahead of the summer. A win in the Europa League final could well keep him at Stamford Bridge for yet another year but Juventus do not want to wait.
Sarri is rated very highly in Italy for his work at Napoli, guiding them to consecutive second-place finishes behind the well-resourced Juventus. Now with Allegri gone, Sarri has emerged one of the candidates to replace him in Turin. Chelsea’s business could really be affected by this if he leaves. Their target focus will switch as a new manager comes in with potentially very different ideas and desires to the tactician.