Report: Juventus Eyeing up Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte, current Spurs manager

Italian giants Juventus are reportedly eyeing up Antonio Conte as a replacement for current manager Max Allegri, who is under pressure amid the Old Lady’s poor start to the campaign.

Juventus currently sit 8th in the Serie A table with 10 points from their opening 7 games. The record-Scudetto winners also currently occupy 3rd position in Group H of the UEFA Champions League, losing their first two games against PSG and Benfica, respectively. Juve face an uphill battle to qualify for the next stage of the UCL, laying 6 points off second-placed Benfica.

The turmoil surrounding the Turin club has led to Juve’s hierarchy sounding out potential managerial replacements. According to Italian publication Sport Today, Antonio Conte is one of the names on the Bionconeri’s list.

The current Spurs manager was in charge of Juventus from 2011 to 2014, winning Serie A three times on the bounce during that time, including going a whole league campaign unbeaten.

Since then, Conte has gone on to manage Chelsea, Inter, the Italian national team and of course, Spurs.

Tottenham have started the 2022/2023 season in strange fashion, winning 6 of their 9 games so far, only losing one. However, the performances from Conte’s side have not been very encouraging, often playing slow, antagonistic football.

Allegri’s recent interview on Corriere della Sera has infuriated the Juventus hierarchy, after he threw them and the players under the bus for their poor start to the season. The former AC Milan boss has a tough task trying to repair his relationship with the Bionconeri’s board.

Negotiations have reportedly already begun between Juventus and Conte, who seemingly refuses to rule himself out of returning to Turin next season. Given that Conte only signed an 18-month deal with Spurs towards the end of 2021, it would be no surprise to see the Italian in charge at the Allianz Stadium next season.