Arsenal are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Unai Emery.
The Spaniard departed the Emirates after a run of seven games without a win, leaving the Gunners sitting eight in the Premier League table.
Club legend Freddie Ljungberg will take over from Emery as interim head coach until a permanent replacement is appointed.
One of the biggest clubs in England having a vacant manager’s position will inevitably see most of the big names linked with the position, one of which has been Mauricio Pochettino by the Sun, though they do also talk of the potential difficulty in convincing him given his history with Spurs.
Following Emery’s departure earlier, Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick poured cold water over the idea on Twitter.
#thfc I’ve no idea if Arsenal might have actually gone for Mourinho but perhaps the threat that they might was a factor in Levy acting when he did. As for Poch links to Arsenal, I can’t see it – would be an extraordinary backtrack and betrayal which is not his style.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) November 29, 2019
The Argentinian was sacked by arch rivals Tottenham last week after a poor start to the season left them in the bottom half of the table.
He was replaced by Jose Mourinho, a man with alliances to one of Spurs’ rivals in Chelsea.
If Pochettino were to take up the role at Arsenal, it would be a huge statement having been so beloved across North London.
Here’s how some Tottenham fans reacted to a journalist’s comments on the possibility of Pochettino managing at the Emirates.
Mourinho is different from Poch. Poch has values and he’ll never ever betray us.
— ⚽dhruv (@dhruvthfc__) November 29, 2019
He has so much choice. PSG, bayern, Dortmund, madrid and man utd all potentially will approach him soon so why destroy his legacy and give himself a load of grief he doesnt need for a smaller club than others who might want him
— Luke. (@lukespurs) November 29, 2019
Agreed. He’s too savvy to invite the inevitable outrage and rancour into his days. He’s got PSG or Real in his sights. Guaranteed UCL and a mouth-watering transfer budget.
— Monty Thoreau 🔶 #FBPE #StopBrexit (@gardenjardinage) November 29, 2019
Agree. Would be inconsistent for Poch to manage another English club so soon
— OldManSpurs (@oldmanspurs) November 29, 2019
It would also be, at best, a sideways move in terms of career progression.
— Play Lo Celso! (@KidiabaPonyTail) November 29, 2019
I think Pochettino will great for them, but as you say, this does go beyond logic.
— 🇬🇭 乇koω Ayensu 乇ssαħ 🇬🇭 (@ekowayensu1) November 29, 2019
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