Bayern Munich shows interests to Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino is on the list of candidates for vacant roles at Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich. According to the club, the interim boss, Hansi Flick would be in temporary charge at least until January.
Bayern Munich is considering Pochettino to take over as permanent manager at the Allianz Arena. He is among the list of candidates for the vacant role. Interim boss Hansi Flick currently fills it.
Pochettino departed Hotspur this week after five years of being in charge.
The 47-year-old has a £12.5m compensation clause in his Spurs contract.
Moreover, Real Madrid also sees the former Tottenham’s boss as a potential option in the 2020 summer.
Erik ten Hag, Thomas Tuchel and former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick have distanced themselves from the managerial position at Bayern in recent weeks.
Arsene Wenger recently squashed any links with the Bayern job by returning to the game as FIFA’s new chief of global football development.
Why Pochettino will rise again
The first instinct when his name crosses your ears is to pity him. The man has lost his job after all.
However, the outpouring affection following his departure reveals the truth. He leaves not only with a handsome pay-off but also with his reputation intact among the Tottenham supporters and the wider public.
The news came as a shock. But the outcome can hardly be called a surprise even if the phrase “relieved of his duties” feels deeply unsatisfactory.
By his admission before the Champions League final in June, Pocchetino’s project came to an end in the summer.
Much of the fascination will now stem from which party fares best from this parting of ways. Tottenham is entitled to expect an upturn in results given their measly haul of 25 points from 24 games since February.
However, it reveals much that it is the discarded coach who is likely to clinch a trophy before the club that has sacked him.