Desperate Pochettino closing in on expected Premier League return

Date published: Thursday 9th July 2020 2:33

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Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to return to the Premier League and is reportedly ‘close to joining Newcastle‘.

The Argentine is still regarded as one of the world’s top managers. That is despite his sacking by Tottenham eight months ago, having guided them to the Champions League final.

And Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness) claims Pochettino is set to replace the unfortunate Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.

Bruce came in to replace Rafael Benetiz last summer. He has guided the Magpies to Premier League safety with 43 points after 34 games.

But the report claims Pochettino is ‘close to Newcastle’, who are still waiting to be taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium.

The former Spurs boss has reportedly rejected ‘many offers’ from top European clubs – including Barcelona and Benfica. But the 48-year-old favours a return to the Premier League.

However, there remain doubts over whether Pochettino will still want to join Newcastle if the takeover falls through.

 

Almiron agent confirms release clause and contact with LaLiga giants

Miguel Almiron’s agent says the Newcastle United attacker has a release clause in his contract and is “on the radar” of Atletico Madrid.

The former Atlanta United star became United’s £21m record signing in January 2019. But he has been linked with a move to LaLiga giants Atletico.

Spanish outlet Fichajes.net claim Almiron is attracting the attention of Atletico boss Diego Simeone. Read more…

 

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