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Benfica target Southampton boss

Southampton manager Mauricio PochettinoBenfica have offered Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino the chance to move to Portugal, according to reports in Spain.

Current Benfica boss Jorge Jesus is under pressure after the Portuguese giants failed to secure silverware this season, having lost in the finals of the Europa League and Portuguese Cup as well as finishing second in the league to fierce rivals Porto.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial have now reported that former Espanyol boss Pochettino has been offered the manager’s job at Benfica.

However, it remains to be seen as to whether Pochettino would consider an offer from Benfica after less than six months in the hot-seat at St Mary’s.

The Argentine coach publicly stated his desire to work alongside Nicola Cortese earlier this month and the Saints chairman will be desperate to keep hold of Pochettino.

Pochettino is also under contract at Southampton and would command a hefty compensation fee if Benfica are to convince the manager to swap Saints for Portugal.

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