Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to talk to Newcastle’s new owners about becoming the club’s next manager, Football Insider have revealed.
The Argentine has been out of work since being relieved of his duties at Spurs back in November following a tough start to the new campaign.
With Amanda Staveley’s PCP Partners and the Saudi Public Investment Fund reportedly on the verge of £300 million deal to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley (Sky Sports), the club are said to be on the lookout for a new manager.
The former Spurs boss is reportedly on a shortlist of four names that the Magpies’ new owners have come up with to take over from current boss Steve Bruce (Eurosport France journalist, Manu Lonjon).
Football Insider claim that the Argentine is ready to sit down and talk with Newcastle to analyse their proposal.
The word from the Pochettino’s camp is said to be that he will accept the job if he finds the proposal ambitious enough.
However, it is asserted that Newcastle’s new ownership will have to come up with a convincing sales pitch to tempt the 48-year-old into taking the job.
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I personally can’t see Pochettino agreeing to manage Newcastle. No matter how ambitious Newcastle’s new owners are, with FFP now in place, they can’t just keep throwing money at their squad like Manchester City and Chelsea did beforehand.
It will likely take Newcastle at least three or four years to establish themselves as a Champions League side before they could realistically dream of challenging for the title. I believe Pochettino will want his next project to be one where he can compete for the biggest trophies in Europe on a consistent basis.
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