‘No chance’ – Guillem Balague provides an update on Pochettino’s managerial future

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Dom Le Roy

Journalist Guillem Balague has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino does not have a chance of landing a big job anytime soon and might have to wait for a while longer for such an opportunity.

Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham back in November after the team made a poor start to the season and were showing no signs of recovery.

The Argentine has been out of work since leaving North London but has been linked with several high-profile jobs during that time, including the managerial hot seats at Manchester United (the Mirror), Manchester City (the Express) and Real Madrid (Independent).

The 48-year-old will reportedly continue to earn £8.5m per year from Spurs until he lands a new job (Daily Mail).

Balague is relatively close with the former Spurs boss having authored his book, ‘Brave New World’, which detailed Pochettino’s work behind the scenes at Spurs.

The Spaniard has admitted that the former Espanyol and Southampton boss has to remain patient for a while as none of the big jobs around Europe are likely to open up in the near future.

On his personal youtube channel, Balague said: “No chance of that happening [Pochettino joining United], Solskjaer will stay, Tuchel will stay at PSG, Flick will stay at Bayern Munich, Zidane at Real Madrid. It’s not time to change anything.

“Nobody knows how players will react to coming back to the game.

“What’s important is that leadership is strong and they are respected by most people. No changes at this stage. That means Pochettino is going to have to wait.”

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Pochettino is unlikely to land a big job before the start of next season but I believe he will be the first name that clubs turn to if one of they are underperforming next campaign and contemplating a managerial replacement. I just hope he goes to Real Madrid, Barcelona, or PSG rather than another English club.

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