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Retired Juventus defender Barzagli: Don't give up on Guardiola!

Retired Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli believes Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola can be tempted by the club.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, formerly of Napoli, is in talks to take charge of Juve.

"People seem to take Sarri for granted, but a decision hasn't been made yet and there are still a lot of names being mentioned," Barzagli said during an awards ceremony in Catanzaro.

“The Bianconeri directors have barely put a foot wrong over the last few years and in my view, they've chosen the right man: if it's someone with a new idea or much the same, that I don't know.

“I don't know what the situation is at Juve, but I hear talk of Guardiola and it's nice to dream. After all, nobody believed it last year when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, but dreams can come true. We'll see when the club makes its announcement.

“Allegri worked under stress for five years and was criticised too much, but he did well and continued the winning streak started by Antonio Conte."

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