How PSG could line up under Pochettino with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli linked with transfer splurge
MAURICIO POCHETTINO is closing in on a return to management with Paris Saint-Germain.
The French giants sacked boss Thomas Tuchel hours after a 4-0 thrashing of Strasbourg.
Pochettino, who has been out of work since being axed at Tottenham in November 2019, looks set for the seat at the Parc des Princes.
And already a whole host of names have been linked with making their own move to PSG.
Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, who is always linked with a move to a European giant, could replace Keylor Navas in goal.
And the midfield could have a very different look to it should Poch get the job.
Dele Alli, who was heavily linked with PSG in the summer, could link up with his former boss.
And there could be another reunion with Christian Eriksen also joining from Inter Milan.
PSG already have a mouthwatering attack – but that could get even better.
Lionel Messi is yet to agree a new deal at Barcelona, and he will be a free agent in the summer.
PSG are one of a handful of clubs who could afford his wages, with Manchester City also keen to sign the 33-year-old.
He would link up again with his old Barca mate Neymar.
With Kylian Mbappe at the tip of the attack, it would surely give PSG their best chance at winning the Champions League.
Critstiano Ronaldo has also been linked with a move to PSG, but that would more likely only happen if Messi didn't join.
Pochettino has been out of a job since being sacked by Tottenham 13 months ago.
ALLI TO FOLLOW?
He had been holding out for the Manchester United job with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position under constant scrutiny.
But after a disappointing start to the season Solskjaer has got United back into the title race and the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Pochettino is now ready to take the jump back into management at the club where he played between 2001-03.
And his first transfer target when the window opens in the New Year will be one of his former players at Tottenham.
While Alli was a regular in Pochettino’s teams he has fallen out of favour with current boss Jose Mourinho.
Alli, 24, has started just five games this season and was hauled off shortly after Stoke equalised in their 3-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final victory on Wednesday and publicly blamed by Mourinho for their goal.
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