Mauricio Pochettino is regarded as one of the world’s best football coaches after his successful stints managing both Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. With Tottenham he has made Champions League football the normality for the Spurs faithful and he has brought a string of young talents into the first team including Harry Kane and Dele Alli to name a few. However, for all Pochettino’s success at the North London club he is yet to win a major trophy in his career, something he surely longs for. with construction problems delaying the clubs move into their new stadium until 2019 and Spurs failing to make a single summer signing Mauricio is rumoured to be contemplating his career at Spurs.
Enter Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have parted ways with former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui after just 12 weeks in charge of the Madrid club. Real sit ninth in La Liga after their worst start since 2001-02, Julens stint in charge with the club ended with an abysmal 5-1 El Clasico defeat to rivals Barcelona. Real Madrid are now rumoured to be very interested in appointing Pochettino to take the club back to the top. With his quest for silverware at stake surely Poch will be considering moving to the Bernabeu?
Should this happen we have lined up three managers that Tottenham should consider to replace Pochettino should he leave.
Howe is a manager that surely would fit the bill at Tottenham and similar to Pochettino he has come from a smaller club in Bournemouth with a small budget but has achieved great things. With Howe being an ambitious and relatively young manager the Spurs job would surely appeal to him. And Howe would surely appeal to Daniel Levy as he likes to promote youth, plays an attractive style of football and doesn’t have to work with an enormous budget.
The Italian manager that knows how to win whilst playing a brutal counter attacking style of football. The former Juventus and Italy manager is out of a job at the moment after he was sacked by Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea. Antonio knows how to win the Premier League and is an experienced manager which will make him appeal to Tottenham. However, working against him will be the manner in which he left Chelsea as it was reported he fell out with his players which may cause Tottenham to think against hiring the Italian.
Now before you close the page just hear us out. It’s a very unlikely move for Tottenham considering Wèngers 22 years at North London rivals Arsenal. Wenger famously won the league with Arsenal at White Hart Lane so any form of move for the Frenchman will be a risk with both sets of fans. However, bottom line is Arsène Wenger is a fantastic manager and plays a beautiful style of football. He never had the most money at Arsenal during the latter stages of his career so the lack of money at Spurs may not be a stumbling block. After the Arsenal fans made their feelings clear regarding Wenger during his last few years could he do the unthinkable and takeover at Spurs? Probably not but it’s one to think about.
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