Paul Robinson believes Mauricio Pochettino is ready to embark on his next managerial adventure and would ‘jump at the chance’ to take the right offer if it presented itself.
A recent report revealed that the Argentine is ready to listen to offers and Newcastle are a ‘firm possibility’, according to Ossie Ardiles in an interview with Infobae (via Metro).
Pochettino was dismissed by Tottenham Hotspur last November after five and a half years of service (via BBC Sport). Robinson told Football Insider: “If the right job came up he would definitely jump at the chance.
“I do not think he foresaw his sacking at Spurs. He will have recharged his batteries and he will be more than ready to step back into management.”
Do you want to see Mauricio Pochettino replace Steve Bruce?
The Magpies are waiting anxiously for their reported £300 million takeover to unfold, which could see a brand new era at St James’ Park.
It would be unfair to make a decision on Steve Bruce’s future right now, given the fact no football has been played since March. However, Newcastle have struggled under the Englishman’s reign this season, currently sitting 13th in the league table having lost 12 games. As new owners arrive with new ideas, they could decide to dispose of Bruce as head coach and bring in someone to help drive the team forward and look to challenge the top sides.
Pochettino certainly has experience in battling against some of the world’s best, particularly after making club history by leading Spurs to their first ever Champions League final last season.
“Should the right job be offered to him, I can see him taking it,” commented Robinson. There’s no saying for sure at the moment whether Newcastle is ‘the right job’ for the 48-year-old, but he would be a very smart appointment by the new owners given his Premier League experience from his days at Spurs and Southampton, as well as in the Champions League.
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