According to Football Insider sources, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino would be interested in taking the West Ham job should the club part ways with David Moyes.
Pochettino was in charge of Tottenham from 2014 through to 2019 and was a firm favourite among the Spurs faithful during his time there.
The Argentine manager helped the club develop exciting players, playing attractive football, and even led them to the Champions League final in 2019.
Spurs lost that game and the wheels began to come off from there on out, sadly. Pochettino was sacked just six months later after a poor start to the 2019/20 season.
Pochettino would go on to manage French side PSG, but was relieved of his position there last summer.
He has since been linked with numerous jobs, most notably a return to Tottenham. The 50-year-old has been touted to replace Antonio Conte should the Italian leave Spurs in the summer (Daily Mail).
Reports from 90 min recently suggested Pochettino had been approached by Chelsea as a potential replacement for Graham Potter, who continues to struggle at Stamford Bridge. But now, it’s fellow London rivals West Ham who are circling the former Spurs man.
The Hammers are currently 18th in the Premier League and it is thought David Moyes could be removed from his position should the club fail to beat Nottingham Forest at the weekend (The Times).
Should the Scot lose his job, sources at Football Insider believe Pochettino would be approached, and it is thought he would be interested, too.
However, Football Insider also reported earlier this week that former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has also been mentioned as a possible successor to Moyes.
Spurs Web Opinion
I really cannot see Pochettino taking the West Ham job. If he turned down Chelsea, why would he take on the far less appealing challenge of saving the Hammers from relegation.
He clearly wants the Spurs job, and I don’t think he will commit to anything until he knows for certain what Antonio Conte plans to do.
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