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Report: Pochettino is on manager shortlist of Spurs’ Premier League rivals

Should West Ham United decide to part ways with David Moyes, the Daily Mail claims the club has a shortlist of three manager to replace him, including former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The Hammers are currently in 17th place in the Premier League table and have lost their last five league games. They also crashed out of the Carabao Cup in November, losing on penalties to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The Londoners finished seventh in the league last season and sixth the year before that. But, after flying high and enjoying European football for the last two years, including defeat in last year’s Europa League semi-final, it seems the wheels have started to come off for Moyes and West Ham.

Since the domestic season resumed after the World Cup, West Ham have suffered disappointing defeats against London rivals Arsenal and Brentford. Their next game, against fellow strugglers Leeds United on Wednesday, could add further pressure to Moyes’ situation.

According to the Daily Mail, though, club owners David Gold and David Sullivan are willing to give Moyes time to turn things around. If things don’t improve, however, they have three names on the list to step in and take over.

The list includes former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, and Pochettino.

The former Spurs boss has been out of work since leaving PSG at the end of last season, but has been linked with a sensational return to North London (90Min) should Tottenham part ways with Antonio Conte.

Spurs Web Opinion

Mauricio Pochettino had the chance to return to the Premier League this season with Aston Villa reportedly wanting him, but he turned them down. I don’t see much difference between Villa and West Ham, and so I can’t see Pochettino wanting to take the job with the Hammers, especially given the London rivalry with Spurs.

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