Pochettino approach expected 

Argentina are set to approach Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino with a view to taking over the national side

The South American powerhouse are seemingly in a state of flux following their fourth final defeat in recent years after a shock defeat to Chile in this summer’s Copa America final.

The fallout of the defeat saw manager Gerardo Martino part ways with the national football team as star players, including five time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, announced their retirements from international football in their droves.

With the national team facing a severe identity crisis, it’s of little surprise that the Argentinian FA has identified Pochettino as a key target; his clear philosophy and exemplary man management skills have enabled him to stamp his vision successfully on not only Tottenham Hotspur but also Southampton and Espanyol.

Should Pochettino choose to take over the reigns as national manager, it would almost indefinitely be on the proviso that the likes of Messi, Agüero and Mascherano returned to the fold.

Having signed a new contract earlier in the year following an emphatic season in which Spurs finished third, it seems unlikely that the Argentinian would be tempted away from a club and a squad that has so much potential over the coming years.

However, the opportunity to take over the reigns of one’s nation is something that many people would look to aspire to and it will be the duty of the Tottenham board to prove to Pochettino that the club is the place that he can fulfil his ambition.

Written by Joe Thomas

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