Report: European club have made contact with former Spurs boss Pochettino

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is being lined up to take over the reins at Spanish side Sevilla, as Julen Lopetegui faces the axe after a poor start to the season.

Pochettino was in charge of Spurs from 2014 to 2019, and became a fan favourite among the North London faithful. His high point during that time is undoubtedly leading Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019.

The Argentinian was ultimately sacked just six months later after a disappointing start to the 2019/20 season.

Pochettino went on to manage high-flying French side PSG. Despite winning three trophies in his time with PSG, Pochettino was relieved of his duties this summer after failing to live up to the massive expectations at the club.

Now, Pochettino could be set to take on a new challenge in Spain, the country where he began his managerial career. According to Estadio Deportivo, the Sevilla board are losing patience with current manager Lopetegui and see Pochettino as the ideal replacement.

According to the report, Lopetegui is under pressure after overseeing ‘the worst league start for Sevilla FC in the First Division in the entire history of the club’. This, in addition to a difficult summer where many key players left the club, has left his position at risk.

‘Now Manchester City arrives in the Champions League and the most critical opinions within the council are already forged’, the report adds. While the game against City could be crucial, it sounds like it’s already too late for Lopetegui.

Apparently, the solution for Sevilla is ‘nothing more and nothing less than Mauricio Pochettino.’ As things stand though, Pochettino’s camp ‘has not made a clear statement, since, among other things, Lopetegui is still the coach of Sevilla FC.’

Spurs Web Opinion

It would be nice to see Mauricio Pochettino back in management, and Sevilla could be a very good project for him to start to rebuild his reputation. While he won trophies in France, there are some who now doubt his man-management style, but Spurs fans will know that is one thing that can never be questioned.

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