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Juventus monitoring Marseille head coach Tudor as potential Allgeri replacement

Juventus are keeping tabs on Marseille manager Igor Tudor as a potential replacement for Massimiliano Allegri, according to L’Equipe.

Pressure has mounted on Allegri following the semi-final exit against Inter Milan in Coppa Italia, which lowered Juve’s chances of lifting a trophy this season – the Europa League is their final hope.

Although the Italian manager has managed to keep his side afloat amidst the troubles off-field, he has been largely criticised for Juve’s inconsistent form.

Juve have climbed back to third in Serie A rankings after seeing their 15-point ban lifted temporarily.

However, their recent struggles have put their top-four hopes in jeopardy, with Roma, Inter, AC Milan and Atalanta in contention for the Champions League places.

Allegri’s future appears to depend on the outcome of the Europa League, with Juventus set to take on Sevilla in the semi-finals.

Any failure could lead to his departure in the summer, and Juve are already planning for his alternatives.

An ex-Juventus player, Tudor also worked as an assistant at Allianz Arena under Andrea Pirlo during the 2020/21 season.

Since moving from Hellas Verona to Marseille last summer, Tudor has done an impressive job in Ligue 1, with Marseille sitting second in the table.

Tudor also nearly inspired Marseille to the round of 16 in the Champions League this season, defeating Sporting CP twice in the group stage.

Another memorable moment of the season was the victory over arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain in the French Cup round of 16.

Juventus believe the 45-year-old is the more realistic option than their other managerial targets Zinedine Zidane and Antoine Conte.

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