Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli revealed he once considered bringing Pep Guardiola to the Allianz stadium, but admitted it would be a hard one to pull.
He explained that the Serie A Champions once considered the prospect of signing him as their manager but insisted that a move now would be close to possible as the Spanish gaffer looks happy in the Premier League.
Agnelli also insisted that Juventus are happy and content with the progress they’ve made under former Chelsea and Napoli boss, Maurizio Sarri who made a switch from the Stamford Bridge at the start of the campaign.
“It is heresy to say that you don’t think of Guardiola, but you have to evaluate the moment you are in, like any professional,” Agnelli said to Radio24 about the City boss, who has re-emphasised his commitment to the English club despite their two-year Champions League ban, which they intend to appeal.
“If someone is happy where he is, it is difficult to move.
“We are very happy with Sarri. Things are set up for three years, the strength of his ideas will come with their continuation in time, and this is the priority.
“The first half of the season has been excellent, we are first in the standings and we passed the Champions League group stage in first.
“I will evaluate the season at the end, thinking that I can win in February is foolish, but being first today is a good starting point.”
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Guardiola is widely considered to be one of the finest managers of the game having led successful spells at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and his current side, Manchester City.
Juve president was also asked if he was tempted to make a move for present Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte. He maintained that though he held the Italian gaffer is high regard, the club wanted Sarri and he they got.