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.
Here is how a sample of the St. James’ Park faithful have responded to the post on Twitter.
I’m close to being a billionaire, just need £999,999,999 more
— Martin Rutter (@Spenfica1) July 9, 2020
All fine and well. But we need a takeover green lighted first
— Dean Dodds (@DeanDodds2) July 9, 2020
??? more nonsense
— W1LL14M (@william19368399) July 9, 2020
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?
Ah Mundo Deportivo. The go-to outlet for all the best Geordie football insight.
— Gord Almighty (@gordiejennings) July 9, 2020
Takeovers been close for 15 weeks aswell … ?
— Kristopher Barker (@Kristopher_B) July 9, 2020
Totally made up story
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) July 9, 2020
This is the dream for me and thousands of other #NUFC supporters. But how can you speculate about a manger before the takeover has even happened? These sorts of stories seem to be completely fabricated for clicks. https://t.co/PizVgbqNHd
— Craggles (@NUFCJunkie) July 9, 2020
Please be true https://t.co/qZVqpXPolH
— Sean (@SeanReesNUFC) July 9, 2020
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.