Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is Bayern Munich’s main target to take over from Niko Kovac, according to the Athletic.

Kovac, who led Bayern to a 7-2 victory over Spurs in the Champions League just last month, was sacked a little over a week ago following a 5-1 defeat to his former club Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

Meanwhile, Pochettino’s position at Tottenham is under increasing scrutiny because of results like the record defeat to Bayern and yet more dropped points against Sheffield United in the Premier League this weekend.

For some time there has been a feeling Pochettino’s stay in north London is coming to an end. Whether that will be in the near future or at the end of the season remains to be seen. Of course, there is still a chance he will turn the present situation around and stay for much longer.

But the Athletic’s ever-reliable David Ornstein claims Pochettino will be wanted by a host of clubs if he leaves Spurs, and Bayern are said to be especially keen. The German giants apparently see Pochettino as the “preferred solution” to their current predicament.

Real Madrid and Manchester United are also mentioned as possible destinations for the Argentinian. Only time will tell what happens next.



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