According to reports in Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to have asked Juventus to make an approach for Jose Mourinho following news that Massimiliano Allegri will depart this summer.
Allegri is leaving the Serie A giants after five seasons in charge with Juventus believed to be keen to appoint Mauricio Pochettino or Maurizio Sarri.
Mourinho is out of work having been sacked by Manchester United in December following a tricky start to the season at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo previously played under Mourinho at Real Madrid and Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the Portuguese star wants to play under Mourinho again.
The Juventus job could be the perfect way back into management for Mourinho with the Old Lady so dominant in Italy.
It’s claimed that Ronaldo and Mourinho have put their differences aside from their time at Real Madrid.
Mourinho had said in 2013, just before leaving Real: “Cristiano Ronaldo maybe thinks that he knows everything and that the coach cannot improve him anymore.
“I had a very basic problem with him: criticise him from a tactical point of view, in that moment he did not accept it very well.”
Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real last summer, hit back by saying: “I like to do my talking on the pitch. What happens off it doesn’t affect me.
I aim to help Real Madrid to achieve its objectives and what happens away from there does not hurt me.”
But Mourinho did guide Ronaldo and Real to a La Liga title and a move to Juventus would give the boss the perfect chance to win his third Champions League title.
Juventus haven’t won the European Cup since 1996 and are keen to get their hands back on the trophy.
They were knocked out by Ajax at the quarter-final stage this season with Ronaldo denied his fourth Champions League title in a row.