Former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, is one of four names on Newcastle United’s shortlist to take over the club as manager following their reported takeover.

Amanda Staveley’s PCP Partners and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) have reportedly agreed a £300 million deal to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley (Sky Sports).

The Saudi fund (PIF), controlled by Prince Mohammed bin Salman will reportedly hold 80 per cent of the club shares.

Eurosport France journalist, Manu Lonjon, now reports that the prospective owners have held a meeting over who they want to bring in as their next manager.

They have allegedly come up with a shortlist of four names, including Pochettino who is still without work after being sacked by Tottenham in November last year.

The other three names on the list are said to be Massimiliano Allegri, Lucien Favre, and former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez.

Spurs Web Opinion

I cannot see Pochettino accepting the job as I believe he would want his next project to be one where he can go and contest for the biggest trophies. I don’t think the Argentine will want to spend four or five years at Newcastle trying to establish the club as a top-four side. A vacancy at a European giant like Juventus or PSG is bound to open up sooner rather than later and the former Spurs boss would likely be top of their wishlist.

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