Report: Former PSG Boss Leading Candidate to Replace Gareth Southgate on England National Team

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is playing the waiting game for his next managerial job. The Argentine was linked to Aston Villa, but the job went to another familiar name in the French capital, Unai Emery.

Nonetheless, there’s an assumption that Pochettino will return to England to manage, but it may be outside the Premier League. The Telegraph reported on Saturday that Pochettino is also very well-placed to lead the England national team.

Gareth Southgate faces pressure to perform well in Qatar with the Three Lions. Additionally, the report states that the English federation believes Southgate’s time at the helm could end after six years. 

Graham Potter had been considered a strong candidate for January but has joined Chelsea on a new venture. So the FA is also looking at Brendan Rodgers, who currently coaches Leicester.

Another former PSG manager is reportedly being considered, Thomas Tuchel, who recently managed Chelsea, but for now, Pochettino seems to have a head start on landing the job.

The former PSG coach is very close to English culture and has always kept good contacts in the country. Furthermore, The Telegraph says Pochettino has already started to supervise the national team since he was at Wembley for England’s last World Cup preparation match against Germany.

Tags England national team Gareth Southgate Mauricio Pochettino
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