Cape Town - Bayern Munich are again being linked
with a move for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as doubts surround
the future of Niko Kovac.
Kovac remains under pressure at the Allianz Arena following an
inconsistent start to the season, which sees them sitting second in the
Bundesliga standings, just behind Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Croatian guided Bayern to the title last season, when just
pipping Borussia Dortmund, but that has not been enough to stop the
rumours he could be axed if things do not improve.
There has also been talk that all is not well behind the scenes, with
the dressing room unhappy with his methods and style of play. Kovac’s
handling of club legend Thomas Muller has also been frowned upon and the
powers that be could decide to wield the axe sometime soon.
If they do then Pochettino is said to be high on the wanted list. The
Argentinean has worked wonders during his time with Tottenham, reaching
the Champions League final last season before losing to Liverpool.
However, they too have started poorly this season and it has been
suggested that Pochettino could be in need of a fresh challenge at
another top club.
He is said to have turned down some big jobs in the past but due to
the situation at Spurs, could now be tempted to move on if Bayern did
make a move.
Reports claim that Pochettino will be the first person they call if
they do make a decision to get rid of Kovac in the near future as the
hierarchy are big admirers.
- TeamTalk Media