Per a report released this afternoon by Bild, the board of Bayern Munich is not considering recently fired Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino to take over from Hansi Flick as head coach.
The report was broken on Twitter by Bild’s Christian Falk, who said the Bayern bosses weren’t actively pursuing the former Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Exclusive: Mauricio Pochettino will not become coach of @FCBayern. the argentinian is not one of the candidates for the bosses @BILD_Sport @SPORTBILD @SpursOfficial— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) December 5, 2019
In the article, Bild says that, despite current Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic’s affinity for Poch, the rest of the board is not convinced that he would be a good fit with the club’s current players and staff.
After analyzing the manager’s performances at the North London club from 2014 to 2019, the board reportedly failed to see much improvement with the team, especially in terms of game philosophy.
The article also asserts that former Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes may also have offered his opinion, saying he did not have a positive feeling about Pochettino joining the club.
Another reason to strike Pochettino off the shortlist includes the skipper’s inability to speak German.
During his time at Tottenham, Pochettino never won a trophy, finishing runner-up in the EFL League Cup to Chelsea in 2015 and runner-up to Liverpool in last year’s edition of the UEFA Champions League. In 293 games, he amassed a 54.3% win percentage and led Spurs to four top-four finishes in five seasons.
Pochettino has been heavily linked with the job at Manchester United, where fans hope he might replace their current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who has the Red Devils sitting in 6th place in the Premier League.
Sport1: Tuchel also not a hot topic, Ten Hag favored
Sport1 has additional information: besides confirming Sport Bild’s information about Pochettino, Florian Plettenberg writes that Thomas Tuchel is also not a “hot topic.” Erik Ten Hag, however, remains a favorite:
Wie bereits von SPORTBILD berichtet, wird es #Pochettino nicht. Stimmt. Nach unseren Infos ist aber auch #Tuchel KEIN heißes Thema. Einer der Wunschkandidaten ab Sommer 2020 bleibt #TenHag. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) December 5, 2019
As already reported by Sport Bild, it won’t be Pochettino. According to our information, however, Tuchel is also NOT a hot topic. Ten Hag remains one of the ideal candidates to start in summer 2020.