Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur
This would be the best fit for Barcelona. Since arriving at Southampton in 2013 Pochettino has proved himself as one the smartest managers in the league. His coaching and tactical systems have greatly improved both Southampton and Tottenham; guiding Spurs to second in the table this year with far fewer resources than his peers. He has both the technical know-how and man management credentials to be a success in Barcelona.
Players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli have thrived within his systems and become some of the most exciting players in the Premier League. Imagine what he could do with Barcelona’s squad and resources at his disposal. He also seems to have the self-confidence and mental strength to handle the pressures of leading one of the biggest clubs in the world
From the outside this appointment would make all the sense in the world. The Argentine has already managed in the city, leading Barcelona’s local rivals Espanyol for three seasons before his move to England. Spanish is his native language and he fits their profile of a young progressive manager.
All that being said, he loves his job at Tottenham and signed a new contract last summer until 2021. It would be a desperately hard decision for him to make. One thing is for certain: Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will fight tooth and nail to keep his man. It will be a nervous few months for Spurs fans.