Date: 9th July 2020 at 7:00pm
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Many Newcastle United fans have flocked to a tweet from @NUFC360 relaying the reports that Mauricio Pochettino is close to becoming the club’s manager.

Journalist Miguel Rico reports that the Argentinian is close to joining the Magpies in Thursday’s print edition of Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness). The 48-year-old was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur back in November last year and is yet to take on another role.

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Here is how a sample of the St. James’ Park faithful have responded to the post on Twitter.

It’s clear from the above responses that these Newcastle United fans aren’t confident the reports linking their club with Pochettino are accurate. The former Spurs boss guided his side to last season’s Champions League final and so despite losing his job last year, it could be argued that he remains one of Europe’s most sought-after coaches. Supporters of the Toon continued to respond.

Can you see Mauricio Pochettino coming to Newcastle someday?

Yes

Yes

No

No

The Premier League are yet to communicate with regards to their findings from the ongoing owners’ and directors’ test and their subsequent decision as to whether or not the proposed takeover of the club by the Saudi-backed consortium can be completed. It would be fair to assume any potential high-profile candidate for the manager’s role will want to know the outcome of that prior to committing to the Magpies.