‘A firm possibility’ – Ossie Ardiles confirms club have made Pochettino approach

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur player and current club ambassador, Ossie Ardiles, has now revealed that Mauricio Pochettino has received a managerial offer from Newcastle United.

Ardiles is said to be close friends with his fellow Argentine, insisting that Newcastle tabled a good offer to the former Spurs boss.

While Ardiles admitted that Newcastle is a ‘firm’ option for Pochettino’s next position, he added that Mauricio would take his time to think the decision over.

Pochettino was sacked by the Tottenham board back in November 2019 after five-and-a-half years in charge and has been out of work ever since.

The Lilywhites replaced their long-term head coach with serial winner, Jose Mourinho, within just 24 hours of the sacking.

It was reported earlier this week that Pochettino is now free to join his next club without Tottenham being able to claim a compensation fee (Mirror).

Ardiles added that Pochettino likes managing in England and that one of a few large teams would be chosen as his next job.

He said (Mirror): “Mauricio is fine in England.

“He is linked with Newcastle United and when he spoke directly to that club there were many first-rate people involved who made him a good offer.

“Mauricio had a (contractual) relationship with Tottenham, but last Tuesday his situation was unlocked and he is free to coach.

“In this way, he will hear offers again, but Newcastle is a firm possibility to work again.

“He will take his time to think and wait a little for all this to happen.

“Mauricio is an absolutely top-level technician.

“He is one of the three best technicians in the world.

“He can manage wherever he wants. Here, or in Spain, in France or Italy.

“But he really likes managing in England. There are a few very large teams that can appoint him – and one of them is going to be chosen.”

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