Relative of Pochettino insists Spurs boss wants Juventus job

Date published: Monday 20th May 2019 4:26 - Oli Fisher

The cousin of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, Daniele, claims that a switch to Juventus this summer is a ‘feasible hypothesis’.

A report from the Express on Sunday claimed that Tottenham are considering a manager swap with Juve in which they would appoint Max Allegri as Pochettino heads the other way to Turin.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb meanwhile report that the Serie A giants are ready to offer the Argentina a three-year-contract believed to be worth in the region of €12m-a-year in order to tempt him to Italy.

Now, his cousin Daniele – who lives in Piedmont, Italy – has added fuel to speculation that the move could take place this summer.

“Mauricio to Juventus is a feasible hypothesis. Everyone in our family wants to see him at Juve,” he told Tutto Juve.

“He is certainly attracted to Italy. He told us he wants to come to our country to find his ancestral heritage.

“I met Mauricio a few months ago. We talked about Piemontese food (among other things). He’s a nice and helpful person.

“He has the desire to coach Juve. He’s equipped with all the qualities needed to coach Juve. Juve always recruit the best coaches.

“Juve are looking for a coach who has the profile of a winner and Mauricio has this attitude. In style, he is a bit like that of Conte because he wins with a competitive spirit and intensity.

“I don’t know if he can be convinced (to come to Juve). We must always see what would be eventually proposed to him.

“At the end, it is his decision. In the event he accepts Juve, we will welcome him with open arms (to Piedmont).”


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