Pochettino hints at Tottenham return

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

Pochettino will be adored by the Newcastle fans and in reality, they are a very similar club to Tottenham in a lot of ways.

If the takeover of Newcastle goes ahead, it is understood the prospective new owners will back Steve Bruce, at least for the remainder of this campaign.

One of the main criticisms of Pochettino is that he didn't win major silverware at Spurs, but Cundy said it's "irrelevant" given he "didn't have the backing of a board at Spurs" and "was on a self-imposed transfer ban", in the former Chelsea man's words. One season at Southampton and five at Spurs. Judging by the number of people in the media and in football claiming he is a great manager who deserves to keep the job, that is a manager who in his entire career has won nothing and not even finished top eight on any occasion.

It is understood Pochettino is keen on holding talks over a potential move to St James' Park and hearing what the board's plans are moving forward, with initial discussions likely to take place next month.

"Pochettino is an outstanding manager", Cundy said on talkSPORT's Sports Bar.

Real Madrid have tried in the past to hire Pochettino and the Spaniards were considering a new approach before the coronavirus pandemic. The new owners are expected to invest heavily in the playing squad and Pochettino might get the chance to build something really special.

"I'm ready and waiting for a new challenge". (Mauricio) Pochettino is the best manager they could get at the moment.

"Pochettino is nearly saying he would like the job".

Newcastle United have been linked with Pochettino, while AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis is a big fan.

And he also took the North London club to the 2019 Champions League final, ultimately falling 2-0 to Liverpool in the final in Madrid.

"There will be players that come in, cost a lot of money, won't work and will have to be replaced, that's just the building process".

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