Mauricio Pochettino reportedly emerges as target for EPL giants Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino reportedly emerges as target for EPL giants Manchester City

- Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a move to Manchester City

- Current gaffer Pep Guardiola could decide to leave the Etihad stadium

- The Citizens will not play in the UCL for next two seasons after been banned

Ex Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been linked with a move to join Manchester City as replacement for Pep Guardiola.

This comes after Manchester City were banned for two years by UEFA who found the Citizens guilty of breaking some rules capable of bringing the game into disrepute.

Questions have now been raised on whether Pep Guardiola would want to stay at the Etihad stadium beyond the ongoing Premier League season due to the recent ban in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola who won the Champions League title two times with Barcelona has not won the trophy with Manchester City since he got to the Etihad.

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Last term, Pep Guardiola and his wards got to the quarterfinal of the Champions League in which Pep Guardiola and his men lost against Dutch side Ajax.

They have another tough tie in the round of 16 against Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola has won the Premier League title two times with the Etihad landlords, but the European crown was one of the major reasons why he was given the job.

Should the former Bayern Munich handler decide to leave, then the Citizen would turn their attention to Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked last year at Tottenham.

He lost his job at Spurs due to poor run of game even though he steered the side to the final of last season's Champions League where they lost against Liverpool.

The Argentine has also been linked with a move to Manchester United as possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Pep Guardiola admitted he has been successful in his managerial exploits because he has the best team in the world at his disposal.

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The Spaniard tactician will always sit on the front aisle in the ranking of best football managers that ever brought touches of class and renaissance into the modern football.

With successful managerial stint spanning over a decade across three different top clubs in Europe, Guardiola arguably takes the diadem in his head, though his critics see him as a big fraud because he could only coach a stable team.

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