Mauricio Pochettino is expected to return to Europe next week to consider his next managerial move. However, Bayern Munich are reportedly not interested in bringing the 47-year-old to the Allianz Arena.
Pochettino was sacked from Tottenham last month, after a five-year spell which climaxed with Spurs reaching the final of the Champions League last season.
Since then the Argentine has been linked with a host of clubs from Manchester United to Real Madrid to Bayern Munich. According to Sky Sports News, the former Southampton boss will be returning from a break in his homeland of Argentina soon in order to evaluate his options.
Hansi Flick is currently in interim charge of Bayern until the end of the season and the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently revealed that he would remain in charge until at least Christmas.
The 54-year-old enjoyed a dream start to life in the hot seat, securing four consecutive wins over Olympiacos, Borussia Dortmund, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Red Star Belgrade, before losing to Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Saturday.
According to Bild, the club will not be making a move for Pochettino after Flick’s contract expires, opening up the Argentine for a potential return to the Premier League.
Instead, the report from Germany suggests Bayern are focussing their search on finding a German coach, opening the door for the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann.
In an interview with Fox Argentina (via Sky Sports), Pochettino claimed that he has already received proposals for several ‘
“I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future,” he said. “At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.”
Pochettino had previously said that it would be impossible for him to manage Arsenal, but reports seem to suggest that he is a genuine target for the Gunners.
United on the other hand seem content on sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for now, though the Argentine did reveal that he was ’enchanted‘ by the thought of managing the club.