Bayern Munich have approached Mauricio Pochettino about taking over from current manager Jupp Heynckes, according to former Germany international Dietmar Hamann.

Pochettino has emerged as one of the most highly-rated managers in Europe following successive Premier League title challenges with Tottenham.

However, the Argentinian is yet to win a trophy during his managerial career.

Despite his lack of silverware, Pochettino has proven himself as a capable coach, leading to his name being thrown into the hat for some of Europe’s biggest jobs.

Real Madrid have been linked in the past, but Bayern Munich are said to be his latest admirers.

That’s according to former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann, who appears to have the inside track on Bayern’s hunt for a new long-term head coach.

Heynckes returned as manager earlier this season following a disastrous start to the campaign under Carlo Ancellotti.

But the 72-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season, so Bayern will soon be in need of a new man in charge.

“I know Bayern have been in contact with Pochettino and that he was an option – and might still be,” Hamann told Sky Sports (via Goal).

“Some say the Bayern coach should be a German, it might be one area of importance, but not the only one.

“Even Pep [Guardiola] was not perfect. It is about picking the best coach possible. For me, that man is Pochettino.”

This is the first I’ve heard of Bayern’s interest in Pochettino, so either Hamann has a source at the club or he is merely recirculating a rumour.

Regardless, Pochettino has spoken of his intentions to stick with Spurs for the long-term. I don’t think this story has legs.



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