Mauricio Pochettino in pole position to replace Pep Guardiola with the future of Man City boss when in doubt
Mauricio Pochettino ‘in pole position to replace Pep Guardiola’ by the future of the Manchester City manager in doubt after the two-year ban of the club from Europe
Mauricio Pochettino leads the way at Manchester City when Pep Guardiola leaves this summer.
The citizens were banned by UEFA for the next two seasons because of European rules for violation of the rules of Financial Fair Play (FFP).
With the Champions League the only trophy that has escaped City since the rival of Pep Guardiola, the future of the Spaniard in the Etihad stadium is seriously clouded.
Mauricio Pochettino (L) is the favorite to take over Pep Guardiola (R) in Manchester City
And in the event of the event, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino was drafted as successor to Guardiola, according to the sun.
The Argentinian has lost his job since being fired by Spurs in early December, just six months after leading the club in North London to his very first Champions League final.
Pochettino has been strongly linked to moving to Manchester in the last 12 months – but many believed it would be United who would catch him because of their long-term interest in him and under increasing pressure on current Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 47-year-old was caught on camera and stood next to Neil Ashton’s new PR contact in the midweek during a championship match between Brentford and Leeds United.
The Argentinian boss has not had a job since he was fired by Tottenham in December
Reportedly, City is reportedly ready to step in and get their rivals under the signature of Pochettino, although until 2022 they cannot guarantee Champions League football at Etihad Stadium.
Despite UEFA’s announcement that the club has been banned from competing in Europe for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 seasons, City has said it will appeal the ruling that set the course for the club’s immediate future in Europe could change.
Not only would the ruling take away their chances of winning the Champions League in the near future, but it could also cost the club up to £ 170 million in revenue during this period.
The city is no longer allowed to play in Europe in 2022 due to the violation of UFFA’s FFP rules
The future of Guardiola at Etihad Stadium doubts that they cannot play in Europe
In addition, the club is not only sweating about the future of Guardiola, but they are also expected to face a fight to retain key players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero following UEFA’s decision.
City’s Spanish manager is currently at odds with Ladbrokes to leave the club at the end of the season and deliver him a contract until 2021.
Pochettino costs 5/2 to become the new City manager, while Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers (9/2) and RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann (7/1) are also active.
The city has said they are appealing against the UEFA ban, which could change their destructive destiny
However, reports say that the club has already drawn up Pochettino as a replacement for Guardiola