Pochettino has been building a fine reputation at St Mary’s.
Tottenham Hotsour are expected to replace Tim Sherwood as manager in the summer and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the latest candidate, according to talkSPORT.
The Argentinian has been impressing at St Mary’s since taking over from Nigel Adkins as boss last season and the Saints are now considered a top 10 side – despite only returning to the Premier League in 2012 following a seven year absence.
This is why Spurs are viewing Pochettino as the next man to take the club forward, after sacking Andre Villas-Boas in December 2013.
The Portuguese coach was replaced by Sherwood on a temporary basis, before the 45-year-old was given a contract to manage the club until the end of next term.
However, with indifferent results since the Englishman took charge Tottenham are looking to other alternatives in the dugout.
Current Netherlands national team boss Louis van Gaal has been strongly linked, as the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has confirmed he will leave his post with the Dutch side after the 2014 World Cup and also wants to work in England before he retires.
Van Gaal’s fellow countryman Frank de Boer has also been approached by the north London club in the past, with the 43-year-old having impressed at Ajax since taking over at the Eredivisie champions in 2010.
Now Pochettino is the latest to join the shortlist of chairman Daniel Levy, with the 42-year-old having entered management in 2009 with Espanyol before coming to England in 2013.
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