After Arsenal have announced the sacking of their manager Unai Emery, the talk has shifted to the successor at the helm for the North London club.
Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as the interim manager, but the club have already said that they are looking for permanent appointments beyond him.
In the other part of North London, Spurs had sacked their manager only a few days ago, appointing Jose Mourinho in place of Mauricio Pochettino. Except for the last few weeks, the Argentine’s development of the Spurs as a club is undeniable.
Pochettino, who is now without a job, is reported to be on the radar for Arsenal.
David Ornstein of The Athletic reported that the Arsenal are viewing Mauricio Pochettino as a credible choice as the club’s manager.
While the clubs have a history of being the fiercest of rivals, it now seems that a Spurs manager could be moving to Arsenal.
There was a time when Pochettino had said he would not be joining Barcelona or Arsenal. But so did Mourinho, who had once said he would never be joining Spurs. Modern football has seen many things, and Arsenal appointing Pochettino won’t be as crazy as many of the things that went by in the recent times.
It was only the other day that Pochettino was speaking to the media for the first time since being sacked.
“I gave the best of me to accomplish the objectives I was asked for in our first meeting,” Pochettino said in a statement released by the League Managers Association. “There were equally tough challenges as exciting success.”
“I’d like to thank [owner] Joe Lewis and [chairman] Daniel Levy for giving me the opportunity to be part of Tottenham’s history… also everyone I met at Tottenham, club staff and football players during these 5-1/2 years.
“Finally, I’d like to give a special mention to the fans who make this club so great with their fantastic support .-.. best wishes for the future, I’m sure we’ll cross paths again.”