According to reports, Juventus have approached Antonio Conte about taking over from Massimiliano Allegri as the club’s manager. If Juventus’ poor form continues, the Serie A giants may choose to hire the Tottenham manager.
The Bianconeri are looking to appoint Conte or Zinedine Zidane as their next head coach, according to journalist Tancredi Palmeri via Sport Today. Juventus have reportedly started the hiring process to find a replacement for Allegri should the Italian manager be fired following a disastrous start to the season.
Regarding Juventus’ intention to name Conte as Allegri’s potential successor, Palmeri stated: “Talks have started with Antonio Conte, who hasn’t ruled out going back to Juventus and has kept himself open to any potential reunion with his former club.”
With just two victories, Juventus are currently eighth in Serie A. The Turin team lost to newly promoted and previously winless Monza this past weekend. Allegri’s team are also yet to pick up a single point in the UEFA Champions League, despite being placed in a group with Benfica and Israeli team Maccabi Haifa.
The likelihood of the 53-year-old returning to Juventus may be higher than some anticipate given recent reports that Daniel Levy is worried about Conte signing a new contract to stay at Tottenham.
Even though Conte has had a successful start to the season with Tottenham, the possibility of managing Juventus again could be exciting for the four-time Serie A champion. Levy must be working diligently behind the scenes to keep Conte in north London.
Although the Italian is likely to stay in England for the time being, Spurs must make sure there’s no chance their head coach will leave the club to return to Juventus if an offer comes in. Conte is arguably one of the best managers Tottenham have ever had in the Premier League in terms of tactical ability.