Zinedine Zidane and Gennaro Gattuso are two possible candidates to replace Andrea Pirlo at the end of the season, Reelradio.com.ng gathered.

The former midfielder could be sacked regardless of Juventus’ final position in the Serie A table.

The Old Lady can’t afford to miss out on a top-four finish, but earning a Champions League spot is not the only condition for the Maestro’s permanence at the club.

According to Tuttosport, Zinedine Zidane and Gennaro Gattuso have emerged as possible candidates to replace Pirlo at the end of the season.

Zidane is a long-time target of Andrea Agnelli, who wanted to hire him in 2019, before the French coach agreed to return to Real Madrid.

However, Zidane’s €12m-a-year salary is an obstacle to his possible return to Turin as the Old Lady are willing to cut costs due to the COVID pandemic.

Gattuso, who is expected to leave Napoli at the end of the season, could be a more affordable coach.

His agent Jorge Mendes is on good terms with Juventus’ executives, a detail that could facilitate a possible deal.

Massimiliano Allegri’s return remains on the cards, but his second spell in Turin would lead Fabio Paratici and Pavel Nedved to leave the club.

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