Juventus rival Manchester United in Thiago Motta chase

Juventus are reportedly looking into the possibility of bringing Bologna boss Thiago Motta, who is also a target for Manchester United in the summer.

According to Alfredo Pedulla, Juventus and Manchester United are interested in Bologna coach Thiago Motta, but the former Italy international has yet to decide on his future.

The Italian is enjoying an exceptional campaign with Bologna, who currently sit fourth in Serie A and are on track for a surprise qualification for the 2024/25 Champions League campaign against all odds.

After taking charge in September 2022, the 41-year-old led Bologna to ninth in his first season and now has them fourth with a five-point cushion ahead of the run in.

At 41 years old, Motta is regarded as one of the best young coaches on the continent, finding his team above the likes of Roma, Lazio, Atalanta, and Napoli.

Despite his remarkable achievements in northern Italy, Motta’s contract with Bologna is set to expire at the end of the season.

However, the Rossoblu are hopeful that the talented head coach will opt to extend his stay at the Stadio Dall’Ara beyond the summer.

Juventus ready to challenge Man United in race for Thiago Motta

Unsurprisingly, Italian heavyweights Juventus also retain an interest in Motta, having seen firsthand the impact he has had on an unfancied Serie A outfit.

Juventus are already on the lookout for their next manager as Massimiliano Allegri struggles to get the team back to the top of Italian football.

Allegri has been under pressure to deliver in what should be his last season, and several new managers have been tipped to replace him at the Allianz Stadium.

However, the Red Devils are not the only team that has taken an interest in the young tactician, with Manchester United also monitoring his progress.

Man United enjoyed a successful debut season under Erik ten Hag, who led them to the FA Cup final, the Carabao Cup trophy, and a top-four position in the Premier League.

However, things have not gone according to plan this campaign, with the Mancunians crashing out of Europe by finishing bottom of their Champions League group and struggling for consistency in the Premier League.

Motta’s appointment would hinge on the outcome of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS’ decision whether to stick with Ten Hag or relieve him of his duties.

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