Sunday August 9 2020
Pochettino option for Roma job?

After links with Juventus and Inter, now it’s reported in Spanish newspaper As that Mauricio Pochettino could replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma.

The tactician is out of contract after his spell at Tottenham Hotspur and gave an interview this week in which he said he was ready to listen to offers from England, Italy or Spain.

He was mentioned when Antonio Conte argued with Inter directors, then as the hot favourite to take over after Juventus sacked Maurizio Sarri.

It’s reported he requested €10-12m in wages for that role, one of the reasons why it was eventually given to Andrea Pirlo, who earns a fraction of that sum.

Now Spanish sports paper As claims Roma are interested in Pochettino to start the new Dan Friedkin era at the club.

Texan billionaire Friedkin agreed the takeover from James Pallotta this week and current coach Fonseca is by no means guaranteed to stay in the role., especially after striker Edin Dzeko vented his frustration at the inflexible approach to their Europa League exit against Sevilla.