A report from Marca has now claimed that Mauricio Pochettino is one of the hottest properties in Europe this summer, with several clubs from across the continent seeking to sign the former Tottenham boss.
Pochettino is still without work since parting ways with Tottenham back in November, with Jose Mourinho having replaced him within 24 hours in North London.
The Argentine has been heavily linked with the managerial job at Newcastle United of late, with reports indicating that the 48-year-old is the preferred choice of the club’s prospective new owners (Sky Sports).
However, Marca now reports that the former Tottenham manager has already said no to Newcastle, despite the club’s potential new owners offering him a lucrative contract.
It is revealed that the former Southampton and Espanyol boss does not feel as though the project in the North East would be the right fit for him.
It is said that he has also rejected an approach from Barcelona due to his connections with Espanyol, while both Benfica and Monaco have also been rebuffed.
The report asserts that Juventus are also considering a move for the former Tottenham man as the club’s hierarchy are not fully convinced by Maurizio Sarri.
Despite the ever-increasing number of suitors for his signature, it is claimed that Pochettino is in no hurry to rush back into work and is happy to wait for the right offer.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it is true that Pochettino has turned down Newcastle United, I believe that was the right call by him. I am not just saying this as a Spurs fan who would hate to see him manage another Premier League side. I just don’t think the project at the Magpies is one that fits Pochettino given the stage of his career he is in.
I am desperate for the Argentine to win trophies at his next club and get the recognition he deserves. While most of the top jobs in Europe appear to be taken, for the time being, there will be a vacancy sooner rather than later if he remains patient. PSG and Juventus are the two clubs who strike me as the most likely (among the elite) to lose patience with their managers next term.
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