According to TeamTalk, Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that coaching the Argentine national side is his dream job. “The dream is always to be able to train the Argentine national team one day, as an Argentine that is indisputable, your country, your shirt, your flag… That is always a priority.”, the Tottenham Hotspur manager was quoted as saying.
Some Tottenham fans even demand Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked after the Bayern Munich humiliation in the Champions League. A minority of Tottenham fans were enraged after Spurs’ 7-2 defeat against Bayern Munich, with some asking Mauricio Pochettino to quit. On average, 6.3 managers are sacked in the Premier League in the last decade, so that’s always a possibility.
However, it is understood that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is still backing the Argentine manager, but the 47-year-old himself might choose to walk away. If he gets sacked or becomes the new Argentina manager, let’s look at three replacements for the under-fire Tottenham boss.
Allegri, who is taking a year out after leaving Juventus last summer, is weighing up his next challenge. According to the Daily Mail, the Italian has been linked with both Tottenham and Manchester United. Massimiliano Allegri has been learning English as the former Juventus and Milan manager targets working in the Premier League sooner rather than later. He is taking a break from football at the moment but would put himself in the running for the job if Pochettino quits the new White Hart Lane stadium.
Blanc was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain between 2013 and 2016 but hasn’t managed any other club since. Tottenham could be an ideal place for him to restart his managerial career. Having played alongside the likes of Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola, there seems to be an evident influence of the two in the Frenchman which could work in London. And much like Pochettino, the Frenchman also likes his team to play efficient football, with fullbacks playing a key role.
Rodgers is becoming more popular as he has put Leicester back to the top-end of the Premier League. McCoist says Brendan Rodgers would be the ideal replacement to manage Tottenham. Though it is unclear Rodgers would be up for the job as one gets the sense that Brendan Rodgers isn’t going to leave Leicester City anytime soon. The Foxes are one of the more exciting teams in the Premier League and could in theory do as well or better than Tottenham.
For now, it seems Mauricio Pochettino will remain put at Tottenham but it is clear that the Argentine is looking for a new challenge after five years in London. Therefore, Tottenham are monitoring the situation of different top-tier managers as they line up a new manager for the post-Mauricio Pochettino era.