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Bayern Munich are fans of Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as they search for a successor to current boss Niko Kovac, per Sport1.
The Bundesliga giants are currently second in the table, one point behind Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern were almost knocked out of the DFB Cup on Tuesday, too, as Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller saved the club from a 1-0 defeat to second-tier VFL Bochum.
And the report claims that the club’s players have stopped playing for the 48-year-old, with Pochettino a potential successor.
Indeed, sporting director Hasan Salihamidicz is said to be an advocate of appointing the Spurs manager, and he has the Argentine’s phone number.
One imagines that Pochettino might well be waiting by the phone.
The former Southampton boss has spent a total of five years at Spurs, guiding them to the Champions League final last season.
Yet, this year, he has overseen a traumatic start to the campaign; they have won just three games in the Premier League and, ironically, were thumped 7-2 by Bayern in the Champions League.
There are not many opportunities for managers to move to genuinely elite European clubs but it appears as though the door may be ajar at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern are serial trophy winners, they have won the last seven Bundesliga titles in a row and Pochettino has yet to pick up a single winner’s medal as a coach.
Indeed, one feels that his project at Spurs is nearing an end, such is their poor form, and that he could suddenly be tempted away.
A move to the Bavarian giants would almost guarantee a trophy and Pochettino ought to seriously consider the possibility.