Arsenal view Poch as ‘credible option’ despite hugely controversial Spurs history

first_imgARSENAL see Mauricio Pochettino as a credible option to replace sacked boss Unai Emery – despite his long history with bitter rivals Tottenham.Poch, 47, was sacked by Spurs last week and immediately repalced by Jose Mourinho.2 Mauricio Pochettino is a shock contender for the Arsenal job.SunSport revealed the news that the Argentine was a shock contender to replace Emery on Monday.The Athletic have since confirmed that report, on Friday writing he is a ‘serious contender’.Emery was dismissed on Friday morning hours after overseeing a poor 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, a result that made it seven without a win for the Gunners – the club’s worst run of form since 1992.Poch was seen for the first time since his sacking on Friday, when SunSport revealed exclusive images of him touching down at Madrid airport.He and his staff are all available immediately and Arsenal are impressed by his track record of developing young players.2 Mauricio Pochettino landed in Madrid at 10am this morningCredit: The Sun Poch also continually outmanoeuvred Arsenal during his five-and-a-half years in north London despite working on a much smaller budget.He mounted two serious title challenges and also led the club to the Champions League final.However, it is not clear if he would be willing to ruin his relationship with Spurs fans and take the job.Poch previously said he would never manage Barcelona or Arsenal because of his ties with Espanyol, where he starred as a defender, and Tottenham.Follow our LIVE ARSENAL BLOG as Emery is sackedMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himAccording to the report, Arsenal will not discount caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg, but are in no rush to appoint the Swede and have reservations about his lack of experience.They same reservations apply to Man City no2 and former Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta.Max Allegri, Nuno Espirito Santo, Carlo Ancelotti and Eddie Howe have also been linked with the job.Arsenal sack Unai Emery – Latest as manager leaves Gunners after just 18 months in chargelast_img read more