Mauricio Pochettino is targeting a return to England, Spain or a fresh start in Italy when he takes up his next managerial job, according to reports. The former Tottenham and PSG player has been heavily linked with replacing Lucien Favre under pressure in Ligue 1 Nice this week, but it seems his preferences lie elsewhere with a potential Premier League return on the horizon.
Pochettino has been out of work since being sacked by PSG in July after failing to achieve much Champions League success, despite winning Ligue 1 last year. He is considered by many to be one of the most exciting managers not under contract to a club today and has therefore been associated with a range of roles.
He has been regularly tipped for a return to the Premier League, especially after his success with Tottenham and Southampton. However, he was overlooked for top positions at Manchester United and Chelsea when jobs became available.
Recent speculation has linked him to Leicester as a replacement for struggling Brendan Rodgers, but the Foxes appear set to stick with Ulsterman – at least in the short term. He is rumored to be in contention to replace Favre at Nice but it seems an extended stay in France isn’t on his agenda.
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Current boss Massimiliano Allegri is under intense pressure after a poor start to the season which saw the Old Lady win just two of their opening seven games, leaving them in eighth place in the division.
It remains to be seen where Pochettino will go next – but clubs in England, Spain and Italy are likely to keep an even closer eye on his professional situation, with the former Argentina international an obvious choice for any vacant position. coming.
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