It has now been five months since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Daniel Levy and the Spurs board in November 2019, only to be replaced within 24 hours by Jose Mourinho.
While Tottenham were playing poorly and showing few signs of turning their form around, fans could have been forgiven for assuming that the Argentine had enough credit in the bank to weather the storm.
However, despite the Champions League Final just months before, Spurs sacked Pochettino and he has been out of work ever since.
That may soon change though, as Pochettino is said to be a target for Newcastle United’s potential new owners (Eurosport France journalist, Manu Lonjon), with the club’s £300 million takeover reportedly on the verge of being completed (Telegraph).
Football London journalist, Frederick Clayton, has claimed that it is conceivable that Pochettino could look to bring in some players from his time at Spurs, given the great relationship he fostered with many of them.
He suggests that the Argentine could look to sign Jan Vertonghen, who is out of contract in the summer, as well as Eric Dier, whose deal with the club runs out next year.
The article also adds that Erik Lamela and former Magpies midfielder, Moussa Sissoko, could be targeted by Pochettino, along with youngster Olivier Skipp.
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It is conceivable that Pochettino might come for a few of our players if he takes up the Newcastle job, just like he bought in Alderweireld and Wanyama to Spurs after managing them at Southampton. However, I don’t think he is likely to accept the Newcastle job in the first place as I suspect he will want his next project to be one in which he can compete for major trophies straight away.
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