Report: Arsenal board consider approach for former Spurs manager

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by The Athletic, former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is on Arsenal’s radar to become their new boss to take over from Unai Emery.

The Spanish manager has been under pressure after a poor run of form and following a 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, the Arsenal board decided to finally call time on his tenure.

Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham less than a fortnight ago after five and a half years in charge at the North London outfit.

During his time at the club, the Argentine helped Spurs to four consecutive top-four finishes while Arsenal had to be content with a place in the Europa League.

While Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers, Wolves’ boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Max Allegri have all been mentioned as leading candidates (Metro), it looks like Pochettino is being considered to be in the running.

The former Tottenham manager has previously completely ruled out the prospect of ever managing Arsenal after suggesting that he would rather work on his farm back in Argentina than take over at Spurs’ North London rivals (talkSPORT).

Spurs Web Opinion

If I was an Arsenal fan, I would also want Pochettino as I believe he is the best manager they can get at this point in time. However, the Argentine is a man of principles and I cannot see him destroying his Spurs legacy by taking over in the other side of North London.

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