Fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that claims both Manchester United and Manchester City are ‘eyeing-up Mauricio Pochettino’ with the future of their managers shrouded in doubt.
Pochettino, was sacked by Spurs almost a year ago has been linked with a number of positions, but the 48-year-old is yet to commit to a new club.
According to The Mirror, Manchester City have identified the former Espanyol head coach as a possible replacement for Pep Guardiola next summer.
The report claims Pochettino made it clear in the summer that he wants to return to the Premier League of which both Manchester clubs would offer him the kind of big opportunity he has been waiting for.
Guardiola’s contract at the Etihad Stadium is due to expire at the end of next season, and there have been suggestions that the Spaniard could walk away from the Citizens at the end of his current deal.
Many believe this season could be Pep’s final year in charge at the Etihad for the Spaniard is known for spending short periods at the clubs he manages before moving on to a new project.
The City hierarchy are confident that the 49-year-old will extend his contract at the Etihad. But, chief operating officer, Omar Berrada, said the club would have to look for Guardiola’s successor if he decides to leave.
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In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, many Man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
“Pochetinno or Nagelsmann or Bielsa” one fan said while another added: “Nagelsmann or Bielsa ! Not poch”
“I don’t want pep to go out, but if it happens imo Kompany should come in,” said a third.
“Poch got an average team to a UCL final. Nagelsmann is too inexperienced,” said a fourth fan and another added: “A year ago, I would’ve want Nagelsmann, but something tells me that if he join us, he’s just going to use us as a “experiment” and not become serious winners. Poch on the other end needs to be proven on why he’s always been a good manager. He’ll not mess around.”
You can find some of the other comments from Twitter below
I’d rather have even Kompany over Poch. Man said winning trophies isn’t a big deal
— Adam (@AWjaffa) October 10, 2020
1) we are not going to win the league let’s be real
2) Pep’s not staying
Let’s be honest. Nagelsmann is the only right candidate
— Real Talk Manchester City ⚽️ (@RealTalkMCFC) October 10, 2020
If pep doesn’t win cl or pl he is leaving…Simple
— Damon (@iamcalledamon) October 10, 2020
Yes with this coach for sure will bring with him Upamecano 🇫🇷 😊
and then Håland 🇳🇴. Great!!!
— J@vi 🇮🇨 (@jdiazm11) October 11, 2020
I say we get poch or nagelsmen then in like 5 years we hire kompany
— Sebas (@LaporteV5) October 10, 2020
Need someone who could balance the team
— 𝕁ô ℕ𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 (@JonathannMCFC) October 11, 2020
I am surprised at the amount of people that want pep to go and get someone new. There will be a day where people will go, remember what it was like when pep was manager. I will hate every second of that. Need to keep him while we have got him. The perfect person for the club imo.
— H (@Stresscity1) October 10, 2020