Mauricio Pochettino: Ex-Spurs boss told to reject Arsenal job after Emery's sacking

Mauricio Pochettino: Ex-Spurs boss told to reject Arsenal job after Emery's sacking

- Mauricio Pochettino has been reportedly cautioned against taking Arsenal job

- The Argentine has been tipped as Unai Emery's replacement after the Spaniard's sacking

- Pochettino spent five years with Tottenham before being sacked with Jose Mourinho stepping in

Arsenal's move to sign Mauricio Pochettino as Unai Emery's replacement appears to have been hit by a massive blow after the Argentine was told to snub Gunners job and take a rest.

Arsenal confirmed Emery's sacking in a statement on Friday morning, November 27.

A disgraceful run of poor outings summed up in recent draw to Southampton and defeat to Frankfurt has left the North London on the losing side with Emery daily sliding down the pecking order with club hierarchy.

Arsenal have failed to record a magical resurgence since the 48-year-old manager assumed Emirates Stadium mantle in a deal that ended Arsene Wenger's lately inglorious reign.

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The North London side, however, parted ways with the Spaniard manager on Friday morning saying "the decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required."

Former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg was appointed "first team interim head coach," but the Premier League giants are looking into another direction for a top coach, hence Pochettino.

The Argentine was recently sacked by Tottenham with Jose Mourinho making a surprising return as Spurs boss.

Pochy spent five years with the London side, guiding them to their first Championship final which they lost to rivals Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitan Stadium.

However, Spurs' championship spirit irredeemably diminished following an alleged deluge of internal crisis that has seen the club take a drive back to their inglorious days with 14th position on the Premier League table.

The sacked Tottenham boss now remains a number one target for Arsenal having been tipped to take over the hot seat by Martin Keown and Harry Redknapp.

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But according to Daily Mail, the Argentine has been cautioned against taking Arsenal job by friends and family members.

The newspaper further stresses that Pochettino was told to take a break and rest with assurance that he can land a better job down the line having been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Arsenal were considering Jose Mourinho as a potential successor for the then embattled manager Unai Emery.

The Portuguese manager was in line as one of the potential replacements for Emery after club's top chief Sanllehi raised suggestions that Mourinho would have been a perfect fit for the job.

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