Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is being eyed up for an ambitious move to runaway Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to replace Uli Hoeness, according to a report.
German newspaper Bild claim on their website that the European giants, who sit 17 points at the top of the country’s top division, has been proposed as an option by sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, despite suggestions that the club would turn to a coach who spoke German.
However it is described as an ambitious approach as a result of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s reluctance to see the Argentinian boss depart before his contract expires in 2021, and that there would be a big-money fee slapped on his head to sign him mid-deal.
Bild do state that both Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain could be options for Pochettino in the near-future, having established himself as a firm fan favourite at Spurs during his four years in charge.
Football Insider verdict
The names that are being linked with a move for Pochettino is beginning to read a bit like European football giants bingo, with Bayern the latest to join the hunt. There appears to be too much going against a move for it to be considered a realistic move, but as is so often proved in football, never say never. For now though, the Spurs boss seems pretty content building a squad full of young but ambitious talent, and they have a few years left until they reach their peak. The Argentine boss would undoubtedly love to be a part of that journey to the top, and so potential suitors will have to work extra hard to prise him away.
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