Mauricio Pochettino: Former Tottenham Hotspur boss in talks to become Benfica manager

Mauricio Pochettino: Former Tottenham Hotspur boss in talks to become Benfica manager

- Mauricio Pochettino has been out of job since leaving Tottenham in November

- The Argentine was sacked about five months after guiding Spurs to the Champions League final

- Pochettino is reportedly in negotiation with Portuguese side Benfica

Out-of-job former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly in contract talks with Portuguese giant Benfica as the club are ready to make huge investment in the tactician.

Earlier reports from Portugal have it that the Lisbon based club won’t mind sacking current manager Bruno Lage who has been in charge for a year and half.

Lage guided the Águias to an unbelievable three points behind league leaders FC Porto in the Primera Liga table.

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However, the 48-year-old Pochettino who has been out of job since leaving Premier League club Tottenham could now be moving to Benfica.

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Although the former Southampton tactician wanted to remain in England, he has been out of job for eight months and according to Portuguese sports newspaper Record, Poch is in talks with Benfica.

Mauricio Pochettino: Former Tottenham manager in talks with Portuguese club Benfica

Mauricio Pochettino reportedly in talks with Benfica. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Reports have it that he has remained in his North London home during the lockdown and will now be forced to consider the offer by the Portuguese club.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning to keep Maurizio Pochettino, son of their former manager a new contract.

The 19-year-old was said to have joined the north London club in 2017 when his father was in charge of the club.

Although he is yet to be given a debut at the senior level, there are indications he could form part of Jose Mourinho's squad for the 2020-21 season.

The 19-year-old has been impressive since he moved to the club and it was one of the reasons he was handed a new long term deal.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Pochettino has been made the number one target for the managerial role as Saudi consortium awaits full takeover of Premier League club Newcastle United.

SunSport reports that the prospective new owners who are eyeing the manager are ready to pay him £19million a year to take charge of the club which will make him the third highest paid manager in the world.

It was also gathered that if the deal for Poch fails, the club are ready to bring back former Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez.

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