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Benfica wants Ex-Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino

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Ex Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has become an ambitious target for Portuguese giants Benfica, remaining unemployed.

In November, Pochettino was sacked by Spurs after a helpless structure run that had started the past season, however, it was only a half year after Argentina had driven the club to its first-since forever Champions League final.

It is accepted that the agreement terminated on 31 May as part of Pochettino’s dismissal qualifying Spurs for an estimated £ 12.5 million in compensation on the off chance that he took another occupation this season – by which time the campaign would normally end notwithstanding the long suspension of coronavirus.

Over the past couple of years, Pochettino has been most firmly connected to Manchester United and Real Madrid, although neither one of the jobs gives any indication of being available in the near future as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane both currently appear safer in their particular occupations.

Already, the 48-year-old precluded ever taking up the job in Barcelona out of worship for his drawn-out pledge to Espanyol city rivals, where he was a player and later manager. He also managed himself out of regularly turning out to be Arsenal chief, for similar reasons.

Hence open doors for a Pochettino coach standing and reputation look thin and Portuguese outlet Record recommends that Benfica will make a coordinated exertion to appoint him.

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira is supposed to have already established contact with Pochettino ‘s camp and to have the option to give him a large salary to transfer to Lisbon. Occupant Benfica manager Bruno Lage has just been in charge since 2019 after venturing up from his job as Benfica B coach, however, he’s in danger of seeing champions of this present season’s Porto delegated Primeira Liga.

Pochettino admitted in April that he believes he has incomplete business at Spurs, and sooner or later, he wants to come back to the club before he resigns.

“It was an amazing excursion that completed the way nobody wanted it to wrap up. Yet, somewhere down in my heart, I am certain our paths will cross again,” Pochettino revealed at the time.

“From the day I left the club, my dream is to be back one day and to attempt to complete the work we didn’t wrap up. We were so near winning the Premier League and Champions League.

“Obviously, I am anticipating proceeding onward and I am so motivated for the following task. However, somewhere inside I want to return because the fans are so special. Maybe in five years, maybe in 10 years, however before I bite the dust, I want to manage Tottenham.”

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