Mauricio Pochettino seems to be the favorite to take over the management of Newcastle United this summer, once the takeover completes the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test.
Over 31,000 people have voted in our poll.
And the Argentine is top with 43% of the vote with Benitez next with 33% – they have together garnered three-quarters of the vote.
Mauricio has been interviewed by Sky Sports, and the short interview has been put out by Newcastle Fans TV, which means it can be seen around the world.
Sometimes these days, Sky Sports videos are blocked in some countries, including here in the USA.
So that’s a really good service being provided by Newcastle Fans TV.
Mauricio (shown above) talks about whether he would manage a club outside the top six, who are not currently in Europe at the moment (doesn’t that sound suspiciously like Newcastle United?)
— Newcastle Fans TV (@NewcastleFansTV) May 22, 2020
Mauricio’s English has improved, and he’s probably been taking English lessons while he’s spent six months on gardening leave from Spurs.
That’s after he was sacked last November, but he kept getting paid his £8M a year wages, so he’s not short of money.
The Argentine has been rumored to have been offered £19M a year to manage Newcastle, but we’d be surprised if it’s that high.
Anyway here’s what we think he said:
“Which club are top six?”
“Because you see the top it always changes – today it’s not only the top six.”
“Today, Tottanham are not in the top six – today Arsenal you know are not in he top six.”
“Today you need to respect all the clubs.”
“All the clubs are working so hard – all the clubs are spending and investing.”
“Today all the clubs are trying to be in the top six, eight and top four.”
“And I think you cannot underestimate any person, any institute, and any club.”
Mauricio has proved, both at Southampton and Tottenham, that he’s one of the best young managers around, and he could do an excellent job for us at Newcastle.
He’s the favorite and the manager Newcastle fans seem to want at the club.
Sounds good to us.