According to rumours in Italy, Antonio Conte is open to a transfer and is being linked with a sensational return to Juventus.
Max Allegri, the current manager of Juventus, is under increasing pressure as the team struggles in Serie A.
If they decide to change managers, the Italian powerhouses are considering a move for Antonio Conte.
Juventus has won just two of its first seven league games and is now ranked ninth in Serie A.
The Italian heavyweights’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League are now hanging by a thread after losing both of their group stage games against Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica.
The current Tottenham manager presided over the Old Lady from 2011 to 2014, leading them to two Serie A championships in Turin before he left.
Since then, Conte’s reputation has only grown when he helped Chelsea and Inter Milan win championships in their respective leagues, with north Londoners now reaping the rewards.
The current Tottenham manager is Juventus director Pavel Nedved’s top pick to fill any openings that might occur.
His contract in north London is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, so the club is also hopeful that they can persuade him to return to his own country.
Conte has stated that he is prepared to stay at Tottenham if given enough support, which he received in the summer with the arrivals of players like Richarlison and Yves Bissouma.
His team appears to be in a strong position to make the top four this term, which is the goal.
In August, he stated: “Contracts for one, two, or three years weren’t required of me. I’m content. We are collaborating quite effectively.
It is not that the circumstances can substantially alter after one year of the contract.
We definitely want to keep getting better and develop something significant for this group. There will be no issues keeping up my life in Tottenham if the plan stays this way.”
The 53-year-old, though, feels he still has unfinished business in Turin after departing under a cloud following a disagreement over transfers with club president Andrea Agnelli.
In response to growing resentment from the team’s supporters, Allegri has only won one of his last seven games and had a police escort to his car at the weekend.
However, former Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has defended his former coach, stating that his departure would not be beneficial.
“A change would be absurd at this time. Everyone must take stock, but Allegri’s Juventus can turn things around,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Conte is thought to be content in north London as he attempts to inspire Tottenham to greater heights after the club’s perfect start to the Premier League season.
When the timing is right, the tactician reportedly has no problem going back to Juventus, his old team.
He only has a contract with Spurs through the end of the current campaign, but there haven’t been any discussions about his long-term plans.