3 reasons why Mauricio Pochettino is the right man for Arsenal
- Will Arsenal appoint Mauricio Pochettino as a replacement for Unai Emery?
Unai Emery's tenure at Arsenal comes to an end after an 18-month spell in London. The club statement read, "We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team." The Spaniard has had some memorable moments with the North Londoners, but overall, Unai Emery has been unconvincing and the sack was imminent after the home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
There are a number of managers who would be willing to work at Arsenal, and though it's mid-season, Arsenal could find a world-class replacement to hold the fort in case Freddie Ljungberg, Arsenal's interim manager, fails to deliver. Rumours linking Nuno Espirito Santo and Carlo Ancelloti to the Emirates are doing their rounds, but Mauricio Pochettino can turn out to be a potential replacement as well.
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was sacked two weeks ago as Jose Mourinho returned to management and took charge of the Lilywhites. Mauricio Pochettino is currently without a job, therefore the prospect of returning to London and working at a bigger club will certainly excite the Argentinian. These are the few reasons why Pochettino would be the right fit to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal and get the Gunners back on track.
#3 Premier League-proven manager
Though the 47-year-old does not have any major trophies to show after his 5-year spell at Tottenham, the style of football he generated and the way he brought the fans together will still be fresh in the minds of Spurs' fans.
Mauricio Pochettino has studied the English top flight inside out and the consistency he has shown with Spurs won't be easy to replicate, as they always finished in the top four, despite not being a big-spending club.
Pochettino has an upper hand in a few things as compared to rest of the managers in the shortlist for the Arsenal job. His work in England has been massive, and his knowledge about the English league is arguably second to none. As Arsenal look to get into the top four, the board might look forward to hiring someone who would not take much time to adapt with the squad and to the league.