Mauricio Pochettino emerges as Barcelona target if Setien is sacked

Mauricio Pochettino emerges as Barcelona target if Setien is sacked

- Mauricio Pochettino will replace Quique Setien at Barcelona if he is sacked at the end of the season, according to reports

- The Argentine boss has been out of work since he was let go by Premier League side Tottenham in October 2019

- Barcelona will take on Napoli in the round of 16 Champions league second leg tie at the Camp Nou

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Mauricio Pochettino has become a prime target for Barcelona this summer if under pressure boss Quique Setien is relieved of his duties.

The Spanish giants have reportedly told Setien that he would be shown the door if he fails to win the Champions League this season.

Barcelona and Napoli played a 1-1 draw in their round of 16 clash in Naples and the second leg will be decided at the Camp Nou this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino emerges as Barcelona target if Setien is sacked

Mauricio Pochettino emerges as Barcelona target if Setien is sacked. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Setien was only brought in for Ernesto Valverde in January and it looks like the former Real Betis manager's days are numbered with La Blaugrana.

Reports from Daily Mail claim the Spanish boss will be let off the hook if he does not win the Champions League after surrendering La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.

And it is understood that former Tottenham manager who has been out of work since last year October will be hired ahead of next season's campaign.

Pochettino in 2018 made comments about not accepting any offer coming from Barcelona or Arsenal while he was still Spurs coach.

But the Argentine recently took back his words claiming no one knows what the future holds.

“Espanyol is where I made my name but I am not arrogant and I don’t like having made a statement like that on.

“Perhaps now I would not have said that because in life you never know what will happen.

“I had seen Bartomeu in a cafe [in 2018] and we greeted each other and chatted for five minutes.

“That generated a rumour and I wanted to quash the rumour but I did not want to disrespect Barcelona,” quoted by Express UK.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Premier League club 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.

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