Former Juventus boss Marcello Lippi has thrown Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea future into doubt by linking him with a move to Juventus.
“Why hasn’t a well-run club like Juventus named the successor to Allegri yet, well it’s a difficult decision to make, but perhaps they are waiting for a certain competition to end,” former Italy boss Lippi told Tuttomercatoweb as he attended the Italian Football Hall of Fame Awards.
“We’ll see if their new Coach comes from those involved in either of the all English Finals, then we will understand the reason for the delay of the announcement.
“This year the English clubs are the best in Europe, but these things go in cycles. I think Sarri has a great chance at winning the Europa League, then there is Pochettino whose family is from Piedmont.”
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has refused to however, focus on Sarri just yet.
Nedved told Sky Sport Italia: “There will be some evaluations, we are in no rush and can take our time.
“It won’t be easy, we know this era can never be repeated, so it’ll be even more difficult.
“So far, we were evaluating what to do with Max, so did not contact any other coaches. We have ideas, including some pretty clear ones, but have made no decisions.”
It will turn out to be an eventful summer including Lampard’s chances of becoming Blues boss should Sarri leave.