Today would have been the last day of the scheduled Premier League season, and as such teams that wish to hire Pochettino, will no longer have to pay compensation to Tottenham Hotspur, according to the The Telegraph.
• Manchester United:
Since Sir Alex Ferguson departed the club in 2013, Manchester United have lacked stability and with Pochettino, they could get just that and he’s more than capable of building a club from scratch and ensuring stability. Plus the support from the Glazers family, the project would be an interesting one.
• Manchester City:
The current Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, is regarded as one of the greatest coaxes of all time, but with the probability of the team facing a ban from the Champions League and possible relegation, Guardiola might opt to leave. This opening up a vacant space that would suit Pochettino perfectly.
The two coaches play a similar style of football, with focus being on possession and flexible tactics, the foundation laid by Pep, would be easy for Pochettino to carry on the building of the team.
Coupled with the fact he’s in his fourth year at Manchester City, Guardiola has never spent more than four seasons at a club, Guardiola might decide to leave, regardless of the verdict of the ban.
• Real Madrid:
Pochettino has been linked to Real Madrid a number of times. During an interview with El Pais last year, Pochettino claimed he only rejected an offer from Real Madrid due to his increased commitment to Spurs. With Zidane’s future not particularly going according to plan, Perez may be looking to bring in a new coach, or Zidane might end up resigning, just like he did few seasons back.
• Paris Saint-Germain:
The French Champions have had their eyes on the Champions for the longest time, but have never actually actualized the dream of lifting the trophy. Thomas Tuchel is one of the best tacticians around, but his time may be coming to an end, as the clubs hierarchy is growing impatient with the failures on the continental stage.
Mauricio Pochettino could be looking to reunite with his former club, whom he spent two seasons playing for, and he’ll definitely bring in fresh ideas and his experience in the Champions league, with the possibility of leading them to the finals, just as he did with Tottenham Hotspur.
By Muyiwa Aguda