Mauricio Pochettino open to listening to offers put in front of him

Mauricio Pochettino

Arsenal could be lucky and land former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino if they act fast enough.

The Argentinean was fired from Tottenham less than a month ago and has been back home in Argentina looking to clear his head.

He has been linked with several high-profile jobs recently. He has now declared that he is ready to get back to work and that there are interesting projects for him to take on.

Arsenal and Manchester United are two of the biggest teams looking to make Poch their next manager and the Gunners might just win the race.

Poch has, however, just managed Arsenal’s biggest rivals and it is unclear if he would want to anger the fans of his former side by taking the Arsenal job.

“There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on,” said Pochettino, speaking to Fox Sports in Argentina as cited by the Mirror.

“But, for the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham.

“My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.

“It is my intention to return to manage in Europe. It is hard for me to imagine a project in Argentina. However for the sake of my family, I would not refuse to work over here.

“But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens. I haven’t had a lot of time to digest what has happened with me.

“My first decision was to come back to Argentina, return to my home and see family and friends. But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future.

“My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for 10 days.

“At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.”

We all know that he is hoping to land a top job sooner than later. He has now made it clear he is ready to get back to work. Well, as things stand today there are only two really big jobs available, Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

But if Arsenal hangs around too long Man Utd and Real Madrid could easily become vacant. That would make the chances of Pochettino remaining in North London a lot less likely.

Updated: December 2, 2019 — 7:02 pm

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  1. I would like to see Allegri at arsenal

  2. Him or Allegri.. cant see Rodgers switching or Arsenal paying 14m for him, after sacking Emery for 6m

  3. Not Allegri for me. Never worked outside Italy, been out of work for about a year I think and can’t speak English.

    1. Where have you been GB Allergi has been living in London for a while now learning English keep up to date

      1. Been working at Gino D’ Acampo`s My Pasta Bar in London ! 😆

      2. Ah Towny, so you read the Metro….
        He’s learning manc English though as wants to boss MU…🤭

  4. Keep saying it, Poch is Arsenal’s first choice followed by Arteta.
    Messi’s the 6th time winner of the world’s best. Not surprising, I found out last week.
    I’d love to have Poch, given the job he did with an Average Tottenham club, plus I don’t think fixing our defense depends solely on the manager. We need to buy good defenders, yesterday I said even Diego Simeone won’t do squat with our defenders and somehow Admin managed to take down my comment for reasons unknown.
    Standing by my words, Diego Simeone, Allegri and Keown + Tony Adams + Puyol + Maldini as managers won’t do squat with these players we have as defenders, we need a complete overhaul, and quality over quantity

    1. Sorry Eddie. This wasn’t taken down it was moderated by my filter which doesn’t like ñaughty words like shhhhh….

  5. The Arsenal identity is all gone by now. Its time to go for a complete overhaul of the club. Get Poch and Freddie for the job.

  6. Poch is the most realistic and best option for us. World class manager who is available, knows the league, and can work on a budget.

    Allegri is no chance in my opinion. We are a mess of a club and they won’t back him in the transfer market.

    Rodgers just joined Leicester, same with Nagelsman at RB Lezpig so both unlikely.

    If Poch rejects us, I think it will be Arteta who has never managed a club.

    No world class manager will want to come to us until we start acting like a big club, showing ambition both at board level and in the transfer market

  7. Arsenal are after allegri but is not willing to come due to the quality of players we have and secondly is not in hurry to take any job nw despite that arsenal are still after him…let hope he changes is mind but I prefer poch…if we can buy good defenders that will be better cos our defenders are uncoachable and average….

    1. Wow Mikki, where did you get that information from?

      Allegri himself, his agent or The Arsenal?

      If we can buy good defenders for Poch, why wouldn’t we do the same for Allegri?

  8. I honestly do not believe that Poch will join us. The last thing he would want is the flak he will get from the Spuds supporters. If Bayern offer him the job that is where he will go.

    It would be great if we could get Allegri but unlikely because I’m sure he would want a sizable budget to strengthen the squad in the January window. Stan would almost certainly baulk at that considering the money already spent under UE with no return to date. We will probably end up taking a chance with Arteta, definitely the cheaper alternative. But, who knows, he may well be successful.

  9. Poch would most likely go to Bayern

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