Jose Mourinho Reportedly the Leading Candidate to Replace Mauricio Pochettino


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Yesterday was the day that Mauricio Pochettino paid for the mistakes made by his now former boss, Daniel Levy. The now ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager was sacked by the north London club in a move that was spun into a “parting of ways.”

There is of course never “a mutual parting of ways” in any situation, but it’s also clear that Pochettino had grown frustrated with life at White Hart Lane. And much of the issues were not his fault, as Levy, an extremist in hardball negotiating, wouldn’t let the players who wanted out leave the club unless price demands weren’t met.

He also stopped the club from adding any new players for a span of 517 days! (2017-2019). Standing still while others advanced caught up to them and now Poch is out. So who could replace him? Well, if you’re betting with online casino bonus codes you’ll see that the bookmakers are banking on Jose Mourinho. Right now the Special One is their current favorite. Other candidates include Max Allegri, Eddie Howe and Rafa Benitez.

The media is feeling Mourinho right now too.

ESPN writes that: “Mourinho is expected to speak with the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on Wednesday, with the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss feeling confident the two sides will reach an agreement.”

What a pairing this would be! A guy who often overtly demands a massive transfer window war chest with a guy that hares to spend money.

You have a manager who plays an ultra-defensive style inheriting a roster that’s weaker at the back and filled with defenders who will soon be out of contract.

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Chances are that hilarity could ensue. As for Poch, well there’s a United connection there too. He’s long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but if that were to actually happen it likely wouldn’t be for awhile. There are no indications right now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is in immediate danger.

Perhaps Bayern Munich or Real Madrid could be the destination? If you really want to get outside the box, maybe the United States National Team? At this level, there is certainly a musical chairs/spinning carousel feel to the managerial positions of various clubs, so what happens next should likely be no different.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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