Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino’s cousin has claimed the Argentine desires to manage Juventus.
The Old Lady are currently without a first-team coach after Max Allegri left the Old Lady, and speculation has been rife about who might succeed the Italian.
Jobless former Premier League bosses Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho have both been mentioned, but it is thought Pochettino is of ‘major interest’ to the European giants.
And Spurs fans might worry following some comments made by Mauricio’s cousing Daniele, who is the deputy mayor of Turin town Virle Piemonte.
He is reported by The Sun as saying: “Mauricio to Juventus is a feasible hypothesis. Everyone in our family wants to see him at Juve.
“He is certainly attracted to Italy. He told us he wants to come to our country to find his ancestral heritage.
“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.”
These are concerning comments from Pochettino’s cousin.
Daniel Levy simply must promise to back the South American this summer, especially with a top job having now become available.
Spurs haven’t spent a penny on new players for the past two transfer windows and the manager needs to know he will be backed to build his squad to compete.
If Spurs win the Champions League on June 1, it will be interesting to see what he does after recently throwing his own future into doubt (via The Metro).