Pep Guardiola Installed As Favourite For Juventus Job

Martin Green

Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:26 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 23, 2019 3:26 PM UTC

Juventus are being tipped to make an audacious bid to sign legendary manager Pep Guardiola this summer.
<div><p>Juventus are being tipped to make an audacious bid to sign legendary manager Pep Guardiola this summer. The Serie A champions recently announced that current boss Max Allegri will leave his post after winning the title for five seasons in a row. Despite his phenomenal domestic success – he won the double four times in a row between 2014 and 2018 – he has been unable to bring the Champions League back to Turin. Juventus have twice been beaten finalists during Allegri’s reign and they crashed out in the quarter-finals against Ajax this season.</p><p>The new manager will be tasked with leading this team to European glory. Guardiola has not won the Champions League during three years at Man City and three at Bayern Munich, but he lifted the famous trophy twice during his Barcelona days. He is arguably the world’s most talented manager and any club would relish the opportunity to sign him, but luring him away from The Etihad would be a difficult task. He has a magnificent squad at his disposal in Manchester and they have just become the first English team to ever secure a domestic treble.</p><h2>Juventus Next Permanent Manager Odds</h2><p>Yet Guardiola is the bookmakers’ favourite to be handed the job. He is now as low as 1/2 with William Hill to become the next permanent manager at Juventus, although <a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Betway">Betway</a> is offering market leading 13/8 (2.63). Guardiola spent four seasons at Barcelona before deciding to leave, and then he was at Bayern for three seasons. The bookmakers feel he may leave Man City in search of another new challenge this summer.</p><p>Next in the betting is Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, who has spent the majority of his career in Italy and knows the league well. He is priced at 4/1 with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a>, while Simone Inzaghi and Jose Mourinho are 8/1 and Spurs boss Maurcio Pochettino is out at 14/1 with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a>. Inzaghi has impressed during his time managing Lazio and AC Milan and Sevilla are also interested in him. Mourinho is a serial winner, but his stock has fallen after struggling at Man Utd. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus’ star player, might not be keen to work with him again after there were some frictions during their time together at Real Madrid. Pochettino has taken Tottenham to the Champions League final and he will be in high demand this summer.</p></div>
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