Mauricio Pochettino to hold talks with Nice over return to management to take over team full of ex-Premier League stars

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MAURICIO POCHETTINO is about to hold shock talks with Nice over a swift return to management.

The 50-year-old has been out of a job since July after being brutally sacked by Paris Saint-Germain for failing to win the Champions League.

Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly set to hold talks with Nice


Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly set to hold talks with NiceCredit: Reuters

Christophe Galtier succeeded the Argentine gaffer at Parc des Princes, with Lucien Favre then changing the Frenchman at Nice.

But Favre is already underneath intense stress on the Allianz Riviera with the membership in thirteenth spot in Ligue 1 having gained simply two out of their opening eight matches.

And in accordance to Foot Mercato, a gathering is scheduled to take place afterward Tuesday between Nice and Pochettino about him taking over from Favre if the latter is axed.

It has been stated that Nice would have the opportunity to meet Pochettino’s wage calls for.

Poch is claimed to be excessive on Nice’s listing with Favre’s time within the south of France seemingly coming to an finish.

The ex- Spurs and Southampton gaffer had been linked with taking cost of Sevilla lately if Julen Lopetegui is to be relieved of his duties.

Meanwhile Pochettino was touted as a attainable choice for Chelsea after they sacked Thomas Tuchel, however the job ultimately went to Graham Potter.

And he has lately emerged as one of the favourites to be the following Leicester supervisor if Brendan Rodgers is fired following the Foxes’ horror begin this season.


But ought to talks with Nice show to achieve success, he might be set to make a swift return to Ligue 1 as a substitute of the Premier League.

And if he will get the job at Nice, he shall be taking cost of a quantity of former English top-flight stars.

Not solely would he be reunited with his former Saints ace Morgan Schneiderlin, however he would additionally handle ex-Leicester shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel and former Chelsea playmaker Ross Barkley.

Former Fulham pair Joe Bryan and Mario Lemina are additionally on Nice’s books.

As are Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey and Nicolas Pepe, who’s on a season-long mortgage spell from the Gunners.

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