Report reveals why Juventus went for Pirlo as new boss instead of Pochettino

Italian giants Juventus took the decision on Saturday to sack manager Maurizio Sarri as manager after just one season in charge.

The former Chelsea boss guided the Old Lady to the Serie A title, their ninth in a row, but was given his marching orders following their Champions League round of 16 exit at the hands of Lyon.

Juventus lost three of their last four Serie A matches to finish a single point clear of Inter Milan while they were also beaten by Napoli in the Coppa Italia final.

Juventus made the decision appoint club legend Andrea Pirlo to replace Sarri on Saturday night, just hours after the former Chelsea man was fired (

It has now been revealed by The Daily Mail that Juventus would have preferred to appoint one of their first choices in Mauricio Pochettino or Zinedine Zidane.

However, it is claimed that both were deemed too expensive after Juventus had to shell out £21m to end Sarri’s contract.

Former Spurs boss, Pochettino, was said to want around £8m per year, while Zidane would have asked for around £10.8m per year.

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