Hardly a few days after Tottenham Hotspurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino, he already seems to have drawn interest from German giants Bayern Munich.
Sky Sports have reported that Bayern Munich are interested to appoint Pochettino as their permanent manager. The Bundesliga giants have pounced on the Argentine manager fast that a person can hop on a snowboard cross.
The 47-year old Argentine was was replaced by Jose Mourinho as the manager of Spurs on Tuesday.
He has a £12.5m compensation clause in his Spurs contract, which is set to be paid to him in installments since he is now sacked. If he is re-employed during the three to six month period of notice, those payments to him from his former club would immediately stop.
This could be influential in Pochettino’s next job. He might want to wait until he is paid the full compensation.
However, if Pochettino does join Bayern Munich, he will be reunited with Philippe Coutinho.
“I know Philippe from when we brought him from Inter to Espanyol. I coached him for six months when he was 17,” he had said in 2013, when he was a Southampton manager.
“We know that Barcelona for Brazilians is a special city. Obviously, for Philippe, after five years in Liverpool, where it’s very cold and it rains a lot, and when you have your wife and children, it’s difficult for a Brazilian to turn down a chance like this one.”
More than one manager have been linked to Bayern Munich in recent times, which include the likes of Pep Guardiola.
Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich, after a recent Euro qualifier for Germany, had praised Pochettinho for the job he has done in London, but also said the he was “not against” Guardiola coming back.
🗣 Mourinho on Pochettino: "I have to congratulate him for the work he has done. This club will always be his home. This training ground will always be his training ground. The door will always be open for him.
“He will find happiness again. He will find another club again.” pic.twitter.com/wrl6jfPoDM
— Goal (@goal) November 21, 2019
“I think he did a great job for Tottenham. Every year they were [about] third in the table,” he said of Pochettino following Germany’s 6-1 Euro 2020 qualifying victory against Northern Ireland.
“For Tottenham this is great. They have a really good team [although] we beat them with Bayern Munich. They were in the final of the Champions League so of course, he’s a great coach.”
“I know (Guardiola) and have a lot to thank him for. He took me from the second division and let me play in the Bundesliga,” he told reporters prior to Germany’s European Qualifier with Belarus.
“We won the double together and after that season I became a player for Germany. So, of course, I won’t be against him coming back.”