What next for Pochettino?

The Argentine ex-head coach of Tottenham Hotspur was given his marching orders earlier this week by Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy. This follows on from a very disappointing last 12 months of his spell as head coach at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, when his team only managed to collect a dire 28 points from as many games since February this year. There are countless pundits out there, some of which may use the BettingLounge, in order to predict what next for Pochettino?


There is no doubt at all in Poch’s ability to manage a team and nurture a young squad to become a formidable force in the Premier League, which is the toughest football league in the world. He did so with style and with that aura of assurance that has played such a pivotal role in galvanising his team to four consecutive Top 4 finishes in the Premier League as well as making it to the final of the UEFA Champions League last year, only to lose to Liverpool 2-0 after a rather lacklustre performance.

What will be next with Poch and his team of assistants? It isn’t going to be a surprise if any of the following top European clubs come chasing after him to be their next head coach: Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. We will analyse each of these teams in order to try and determine which of these teams will be a good fit for Poch, and importantly allow him to win his first ever trophy as a manager.

Manchester United

The Red devils are currently managed by their own ex-striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, although he’s done miracles since the sacking of Jose Mourinho, he does seem to lack a bit of experience in taking the team to the next level. Should Poch sign for Manchester United, one would expect him to invest in the right areas and instil a sense of belief in the players who have lost their identity as a team ever since Alex Ferguson retired.

Paris Saint-Germain FC

The French champions have had the pleasure of having Poch as a player from 2001-2003 and he will have had fond memories of his time in Paris. Today, PSG is a team that has the most expensive footballer in the world in Neymar Jr, as well as the rising French star, Kylian Mbappé, therefore, it is going to be very hard for the Argentine coach to want to turn them down as they seek to become champions of Europe.

FC Barcelona

With constant speculation over the future of their current manager, Ernesto Valverde, it still seems very unlikely that Poch will ever choose to ho used to manage Messi’s team. This is due to his affinity to their arch-rivals, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, where he managed and spent time as a player.

FC Bayern Munich

It was only a month ago that the Bavarian team humiliated Poch 2-7 while he was in charge at Spurs. They recently sacked their manager, Niko Kovac, after he was only in the job for 18 months. Should Poch go to the Bundesliga that will be a major shock, but a good fit as their style of play suits his high pressing game.