RAC1 have come out with a huge update stating that the former Tottenham Hotspur man, Mauricio Pochettino, is in pole position to take over Ernesto Valverde’s job at Barcelona following his official sacking on Monday.
Valverde’s time at Barcelona has officially come to an abrupt end.
Everything seemed to have started after their Supercup elimination to Atletico Madrid and now, RAC1 are saying that the Basque coach might be replaced by none other than Pochettino, the former Spurs man.
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They go on to state that the Argentinian gaffer is currently in pole position to land the job and is president Bartomeu’s strongest bet for Valverde’s successor.
The main thing, however, is the reported approval of many of the heavyweights in the squad who seem to believe Pochettino truly is a good choice to lead the team going forward.
At this point, Pochettino seems like a necessary evil for Barcelona.
The Catalans appointing a former Espanyol man is definitely a controversial choice, as RAC1 also emphasise, but all is fair in love and war, as they say.
And at the moment, Blaugrana need someone who can shake things up and restore the club to their past glory.
The ex-Spurs man could really be the one to do it, seeing how he managed to get a fairly average Tottenham squad to the Champions League final in 2018/19 but was then sacked following some poor results in the aftermath of that success.
Still, for a man who once said he would rather work on a farm than coach Barcelona, this would be a huge change of hearts but one that the Catalans should ultimately welcome.
“I will never be coach of Barça or Arsenal, because I am very close to Espanyol and Tottenham. I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than to train certain clubs.”
Poch might not be a Barcelona enthusiast through and through but his ability as a coach should not be overlooked.
And at the end of the day, isn’t that the only thing that truly matters?
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