Massimiliano Allegri is reportedly ‘ready’ to succeed Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur.
As reported by The Sun, the Italian is supposedly waiting in the wings to replace the South American, who is under mounting pressure after a poor run of results.
Spurs were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United on Tuesday, and they haven’t won away from home in the Premier League since January.
Pochettino has cut a frustrated figure both on the touchline and in his press conferences so far this season, and speculation is growing that he might soon leave or be sacked.
Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juventus at the end of 2018/19, and is one of the highest profile managers currently available.
Should Pochettino depart Spurs, Allegri would be a brilliant replacement by the north Londoners if there’s any genuine interest there.
Pochettino has worked wonders at the club, but is still yet to win a trophy for all his graft. There have been suggestions that the ex-Southampton man has perhaps taken the club as far as he possibly can if there is to be the same level of investement from the top.
Allegri, regarded as one of football’s elite tacticians, enjoyed tremendous success at Juve, guiding the club to 11 major trophies in five years.
He has the winning mentality that Pochettino does not, and he could well be the individual that can get Spurs their first piece of silverware since the League Cup in 2007.
If Pochettino has to go, intelligent serial winner Allegri as his replacement is a no-brainer.