Report: European giants make contact with Mauricio Pochettino over new project

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have come a long way as a football club under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino. When the Argentine took over in 2014, Spurs were trying to compete for Champions League qualification.

Pochettino has not only transformed Spurs into Champions League regulars but has now also taken the club to the final of the competition for the first time in their history.

After the dramatic win over Ajax in the semi-final, the Tottenham manager issued a warning to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, saying that he needs to right tools to work with in order to be able to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool (The Guardian).

Pochettino was linked heavily with a move to Manchester United before the club appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis (Telegraph).

The 47-year-old has now been linked with a move to the Serie A giants Juventus with Italian publication Calico Mercato claiming that the Argentine is part of a three-man shortlist, along with Pep Guardiola and Didier Deschamps, to take over in Turin.

According to Tuttosport, Pochettino is demanding as much as €20 million a year in order to take over at Juve, a demand which has disappointed the Italian champions.

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Pochettino’s recent comments certainly seem to indicate that he is looking for certain guarantees from Daniel Levy regarding investment into the first team squad. We believe it is vital that Levy does everything in his power to back Pochettino this summer.

Regardless, it is hard to imagine the Argentine abandoning his project at Spurs in order to take over at Juventus, particularly considering the fact that he rejected an approach from Real Madrid recently (El Paris).

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  1. The so-called ‘report’ is a pack of lies, so it is pointless wasting your time and everybody else’s regurgitating it. The Italian football press is comprised of the same low-life, prevaricating, hacks as their British and Spanish counterparts. Their stock-in-trade is idle gossip, malicious rumour, unsubstantiated innuendo and downright lies, that they laughingly present as ‘fact’. This is what they do for a living.

    I am sure that Poch has not not spoken to Juventus, let alone made any “huge” demands, as he is fully focused on his job at hand, which is leading Spurs in the Champion’s League. Also, in spite of the obvious pressure he is trying to put on Levy, I am sure Poch doesn’t want to leave Spurs. However the truth gets less ‘clicks’ than the fabricated media lies, so expect more of the same.


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