Pochettino looking as the favourite to replace Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Mauricio Pochettino, the former manager of Tottenham Hotspur, is the front-runner to take over as the new manager of Real Madrid

Madrid are naturally searching for a new manager as Carlo Ancelotti, the club’s current manager, has been strongly linked with a departure this summer. According to reports, Ancelotti is more likely to join the Brazilian national team, who are hopeful of hiring the Italian boss to lead their squad. Since Pochettino was fired by Paris Saint-Germain last year, he has been without a position.

After Antonio Conte was fired, the Argentine was supposedly one of the candidates for the managerial position. Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly vying for his return. Madrid, on the other hand, are now attempting to scuttle the Lilywhites’ plans by designating Pochettino as their top goal.

The former Espanyol manager is reportedly admired by Los Merengues president Florentino Perez, who thinks that this summer will be the perfect time for him to take over at Santiago Bernabeu. Pochettino is familiar with Madrid because the team has previously shown interest in him.

The 51-year-old had a significant influence on Spurs during his time there, elevating them into a consistent top-four Premier League contender and assisting in their run to the Champions League finals in the 2018–19 campaign. His tenure at PSG did not go as planned because of his repeated elimination from the Champions League.

The Spanish powers are also interested in hiring Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently fired by Bayern Munich, as manager. The young German manager, however, favours a move to the Premier League and is not in a rush to make a decision about his future.

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