According to Sky Sports, German giants Bayern Munich are considering former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their next coach. The Argentinian exited the north London club earlier this week, replaced by Jose Mourinho in the Spurs hot seat. However, he was always likely to attract the interest of other big clubs requiring a top boss. It seems that Bayern is among those clubs.
No contact yet made
The Sky report claims that there has not yet been any contact between the German club and Bayern Munich. However, he is believed to be at the top of the Bavarian clubs wishlist of prospective new bosses.
Bayern are obviously looking for a high-profile boss after they hired Croatian head coach Niko Kovac last time out. He was hired due to his ability to speak fluent German. However, it seems the criteria has switched to hiring a boss on his coaching ability.
He will thrive at Bayern
Mauricio Pochettino did an excellent job at Spurs, producing a team that played attractive, possession-based football on a small budget. His style of football would fit well at the German giants.
Bayern have got better players than Tottenham, so Pochettino’s philosophy and acumen could work even better with the Bavarians than Tottenham. His team certainly played the sort of football that everybody at Bayern appreciates.
Everybody at the German club expects their team to play attacking football and to entertain them. They also expect them to win every game. Pochettino is regarded as a top tactician.
His managerial acumen is unlikely to be needed that much in the Bundesliga, as Bayern do win most of their games in the German top-flight. However, it will be needed in the Champions League. The 47-year-old, of course, guided Spurs to the final of last season’s Champions League final.
Die Bayern usually make it to the latter stages of the competition, with their last triumph coming back in 2013 when they defeated arch-rivals Dortmund in the final. The fans are desperate for more European success, as they have dominated their domestic league in recent years. They are currently not having it their own way in the German top-flight, but always seem to come out on top.
Pochettino would win silverware at Bayern
One of the biggest criticisms of Pochettino’s time at Tottenham was that silverware alluded him, despite the unquestionable progress the team made in his five-and-bit years in north London.
At a club like Bayern Munich, it is almost impossible not to win trophies. The Bavarians have won the Bundesliga title for the last seven seasons and despite experiencing a poor start to the season, Bayern are still just four points off the top of the table. The reigning champions remain big favourites to win the Bundesliga title at odds of 4/11.
Many questions have been raised about Pochettino due to how his Tottenham reign ended. A move to a club the size of Bayern Munich would give him a chance to prove his doubters wrong. It would be ridiculous to say he did not do a good job at Spurs.
This season has been poor, but there is no doubt that Pochettino does have managerial talent. The move seems to make sense for both parties involved. It would be fascinating to see what the Argentinian boss could do with the Bayern squad. We may well soon find out.
Will Mauricio Pochettino be the next Bayern Munich boss?