Allegri named as the main candidate to replace Pirlo and set to be granted more power
Massimiliano Allegri has been named as the favourite for the Juventus job if Andrea Pirlo is sacked at the end of the season.
According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato), the former Cagliari and Milan manager was spotted near the centre of Turin on Thursday, even going to watch the training session of his son Giorgio.
Pirlo's first season with Juventus has not gone too well, with the Serie A giants being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the Round of 16 against Porto, and they are also set to lose out on the Scudetto to their arch rivals, Inter.
The 41-year-old might be able to save himself from the sack if Juventus finish in the Champions League places, and possibly end the season with a Coppa Italia triumph against Atalanta, but several observers have claimed that the Juventus board has already made a decision on his future.
Allegri met with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli earlier this month in Miami, and he could be set to return to Juve, possibly being given more power within the club.
The 53-year-old spent five successful seasons in Turin, winning a remarkable five Scudetto titles, along with four Coppa Italia titles, whilst also featuring in two UEFA Champions League finals, before leaving the club in 2019.
Since leaving the club, Allegri has not managed any clubs, and is now being linked with the Spurs job.
Ever since Allegri left Juventus, things have only gotten worse, with his successors, Maurizio Sarri and Pirlo both failing to live up to expectations.
As a result of the decision to sack Allegri, Juventus' board members Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici are set to pay the ultimate price, and if they leave the club, Allegri could be given more power within the Juventus structure.
The role he would have at Juventus would be similar to the one that Sir Alex Ferguson had at Manchester United in the past, being capable of overseeing multiple areas of the club.