Juventus want to appoint Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri as their new boss.
The Serie A side made the surprise announcement last week that Max Allegri was leaving as manager despite delivering five Scudetto titles in succession, and now the Turin club have identified Sarri as the man they want to take over.
Another former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conté, was also linked with the job, but he has been supplanted as favourite by current incumbent of the position, Sarri.
Sarri, despite delivering Champions League football for next season, and steering Chelsea to two cup-finals is widely expected to be sacked this summer, with Frank Lampard tipped to take over from him at Stamford Bridge. Even if the Italian wins the Europa League Final against Arsenal in Baku, that is unlikely to swap the opinion of the club hierarchy in his favour.
However, it now looks like he will not be short of a job next season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.