Now that the love affair with Tottenham has ended, Mauricio Pochettino is the most eligible manager in Europe.
While Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t able to hold on to his job with the Spurs this season, the Argentine tactician is not short of suitors. After guiding the North London giants to pastures they never even dreamt of grazing on before he arrived, the former Southampton man has proven to be an elite coach.
Clearly, tons of teams going through managerial issues must be contemplating making their move for the former midfielder.
Here, we take a look at some of the clubs who might make a move for the talented manager.
The Gunners are clearly regressing under Unai Emery. Despite a proven track record of winning silverware wherever he has gone, the Spaniard has struggled to have the desired impact at The Emirates.
While there are rumors that the former Seville man will be replaced by Pochettino, it would prove to be a tough ask for the likes of Raul Sanlehi and Edu to entice the Argentine into coming to a club with whom his former club shares a bitter rivalry.
Clearly, Stefano Pioli is a short-term fix for the ailing Milan side. The San Siro giants have seen better days and with players struggling to respond to the managerial merry go round, Pochettino may be the man to turn the tide.
However, Paolo Maldini would know that it would be difficult to bring in a manager who is going to ask for a serious compensation package at a club where finances are becoming quite an issue.
Marcos Silva is clearly struggling with the Toffees. The Merseysiders are close to the relegation dogfight they had been avoiding all season long. Displays aren’t good enough and the club ownership might eventually pull the plug on what has been a costly operation.
However, in Pochettino, they might end up acquiring a manager who understands the Premier League and can do a great job with the club’s most talented and up and coming players. And though he might cost a fortune, Everton’s balances are in great condition to dig deep into the coffers.
Lucien Favre has not been able to mount a serious title assault this season despite investing heavily in the summer transfer window. Die Borussen are way off the top four places in the Bundesliga and winning games has proven to be quite a task.
The club’s management has shown to be patient in recent years but it might be running thin after the club managed yet another draw at the weekend. Pochettino coming in is bound to have a great impact at the club and fortunes might change.
With each draw, each timid display and each defeat, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer creeps closer to getting the boot. The Norwegian has been unable to guide United to the promised land this season and Ed Woodward might be thinking about making yet another change.
According to Ladbrokes, the former striker will be shown the door and with the spectre of Pochettino looming above the Theatre of Dreams, another managerial change at the club might be just around the corner.