The Lowdown: Pochettino rumours
Speculation first emerged towards the end of August regarding Pochettino and Villa. FI stated that Pochettino was on a list of targets for NSWE, stating that they wouldn’t be afraid to part ways with Gerrard, should results fail to improve.
Gerrard has guided Villa to a draw with Manchester City and a win over Southampton since then, however, rumours regarding the former Tottenham and PSG manager moving to the Midlands are still circling.
The Latest: Update
FI shared a story in the last 48 hours regarding Pochettino after he turned down the job at Ligue 1 side Nice.
They claimed that the Argentine ‘would be very open’ to the possibility of taking over at Villa Park, with his next role in management not depending on Champions League football.
The Verdict: Pressure still on Gerrard?
Villa may have picked up three points prior to the international break, however, it wasn’t a convincing display.
Are you Gerrard in or Gerrard out?
If things don’t improve further, then perhaps NSWE would be willing to pull the plug and step up their interest in Pochettino, especially as he is now keen on a possible return to England.
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