Beren Cross reacts as formers Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino linked with Leeds United switch amid Jesse Marsch uncertainty
LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross does not see former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino accepting the Leeds United job.
He admits that if Leeds were to sack Jesse Marsch, the Argentine would want assurances of a decent amount of spending and the structure ready to win trophies.
After his recent stint at Paris St. Germain, he is not going to take up a job at a club that’s in the relegation zone, despite Jeff Stelling recently hinting at it on Sky Sports News on Tuesday night (25 October, 07:13pm).
Cross replied on his Q&A, “As much as many people would love to see heads coaches of that calibre arrive at Elland Road, I can’t see them taking a position in the PL’s bottom three. I can’t seem them (Pochettino and Andre Villas-Boas) going anywhere without assurances on player investment or realistic trophy opportunities. Hard to see them taking the risk they have a relegation on their CV.”
Out of reach?
Most Leeds fans would love seeing a manager like Pochettino at the helm, especially after what he’s achieved in the Premier League.
He played scintillating football at Southampton and has been seen as one of the pioneers of bringing the high press to England.
He also saw Spurs punch above their weight to finish top four every season and famously guided them to the Champions League final as well.
However, after managing in Europe’s elite and winning the league title last term, he could view the Leeds job as a step down.
Pochettino also appeared to turn down the Aston Villa job even though they would give him a decent transfer budget that would exceed that of Leeds.
Hopefully, they make the call to sack Marsch as soon as possible as this does not seem sustainable for the long term.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.