Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly a ‘prime target’ for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga champion’s hunt for a new manager.
The German giants opted to part with Niko Kovac following an underwhelming start to the new campaign, the club’s former midfielder being sacked from his role at the Allianz Arena following a 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt which left Bayern fourth in Bundesliga.
President Uli Hoeness has since confirmed that a push from several of the club’s players for Kovac to be sacked was a key factor in his dismissal, with the club having now compiled a shortlist of potential candidates to succeed the 48-year-old.
According to The Athletic, chief amongst their list of potential replacements is Tottenham boss Pochettino, who despite having endured a difficult start to the season in North London is amongst the most highly-rated managers in European football.
It has been suggested that Pochettino could be open to leaving after just over five seasons in charge, having been frustrated in the transfer market and indicating he needs time to rebuild the club following their stuttering start to the campaign.
The Argentine’s frustrations could open the door for Bayern, though the Bavarian side are in no rush to make an appointment with the end of the campaign a realistic target to make their move
Hansi Flick oversaw this weekend’s 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund and is likely to remain in charge until the end of the season.