Five Premier League clubs Pochettino could end up at including Man Utd, Newcastle and emotional Tottenham return

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MAURICIO POCHETTINO is keen on a Premier League return after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentine was axed by the French champions this week and replaced by Christophe Galtier.

Mauricio Pochettino is targeting a return to the Premier League

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Mauricio Pochettino is targeting a return to the Premier LeagueCredit: AFP

Pochettino, 50, won trophies with the Ligue 1 outfit, but wants to return to England for his next job.

The former Tottenham boss feels more respected on these shores for his previous achievements with the Lilywhites.

While he has also retained his family home in North London.

As Pochettino plots his next move in England, we take a look at some of the clubs he could eventually end up at.

TOTTENHAM

As a man that has made no secret of his belief in destiny, perhaps Pochettino believes that it written in the stars that he will one day return to Spurs.

He has made no secret of his continued affection for his old club even since his brutal sacking on November 2019.

Tottenham tried to get him back last summer, only to be knocked back by PSG.

With Antonio Conte now at the helm, Poch may have to wait it out if his next move will be an N17 homecoming.

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Pochettino could one day reunite with some old favourites at Spurs

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Pochettino could one day reunite with some old favourites at SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty

MAN UTD

Many expected Pochettino to be the man that would succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

In a seemingly late pivot, the Red Devils instead went for Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

United are committed to the Dutchman’s project, but would surely retain an interest in Poch should Ten Hag not work out.

Like with Spurs, this may be a position that could take a while to become vacant.

Manchester United chose Erik ten Hag over Pochettino

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Manchester United chose Erik ten Hag over PochettinoCredit: Reuters

NEWCASTLE

Ambitious Newcastle could make a splash by pursuing Pochettino as their next boss.

Eddie Howe is the Saudi owners’ appointment and has done a good job this far, but could possibly become a victim of quickly heightening expectations over the next season or two.

Pochettino’s ascension of Tottenham from top-six also-rans to title contenders between 2014 and 2018 in particular would surely make him an attractive proposition to a Newcastle board hoping for a similar journey.

The Toon could be one to watch when assessing Pochettino’s next move.

Pochettino, 50 may have admirers at St James' Park

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Pochettino, 50 may have admirers at St James’ ParkCredit: AFP or licensors

CHELSEA

A Stamford Bridge move for Poch would be a particularly sickening one to take for Spurs fans.

SunSport sources assure that he would never join Arsenal out of loyalty to Tottenham, but Chelsea have not been ruled out.

Pochettino oversaw plenty of heated battled with the Blues while manager of Spurs, including 2016’s infamous “Battle of the Bridge”.

But should Thomas Tuchel struggle next season amid a squad overhaul, Chelsea’s new owners could try and turn to Poch.

Pochettino has been involved in some bad-tempered clashes with Chelsea

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Pochettino has been involved in some bad-tempered clashes with ChelseaCredit: Getty Images – Getty

EVERTON

Frank Lampard kept the Toffees up last season, but will be under pressure to deliver improved results at the start of next term.

Everton leant heavily on Richarlison last season, so may struggle for goals following the Brazilian’s exit to Spurs.

Former Man United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon is leading a consortium targeting an ambitious Toffees takeover.

And should they be successful, Poch could be the perfect appointment to show that they mean business.

Frank Lampard will be under pressure to significantly improve Everton next season

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Frank Lampard will be under pressure to significantly improve Everton next seasonCredit: Alamy

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