In Focus: Nothing to fear over latest Pochettino exit rumours

According to the Daily Mirror, Sevilla will launch an attempt to bring Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino back to Spain this summer if they lose manager Jorge Sampaoli.

What’s the word?

The latter has recently been linked with the vacant Argentina national job following the departure of Edgardo Bauza amid a stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign for La Albiceleste. 

Both men were touted as potential targets for Barcelona as they plan for life after Luis Enrique and, while Pochettino has ruled that out due to his connections with Espanyol, Sampaoli’s future remains unclear.

Having led Chile to international success with a Copa America, the 57-year-old is perhaps the obvious choice to manage his country, with Pochettino thought to have previously rejected an offer from the AFA.

Would Pochettino go?

Surely not. Though Los Nervionenses are a big club in La Liga, the former Southampton coach is leading an exciting project at White Hart Lane right now and remains in with a chance of winning a league and cup double this season.

It’s easy to see why they would be interested. One of the most dynamic young coaches in the world, the 45-year-old would be a natural fit at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, preferring to develop his own players rather than spend big money of signings.

Still, Spurs could become a regular title challenger under his watch as they prepare for their stadium move in what looks like an exciting new dawn for those on Hotspur Way.


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