Report: Mauricio Pochettino wants Hugo Lloris should he take Nice job
Mauricio Pochettino wants Hugo Lloris signed from Tottenham Hotspur should he take over from Lucien Favre at Nice, according to a report from French outlet Media Foot.
Nice have made an underwhelming start to the season, winning just two of their opening eight Ligue 1 games. They have also suffered four defeats.
With that, there are now doubts over the future of Favre. And Media Foot reports that talks with Pochettino are underway.
Pochettino, of course, is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season. And it seems that he is open to considering the chance to take charge at Nice.
Media Foot reports that the Argentinian has already set out who he would like to bring in should he take charge. And one of the key names on his wishlist is Lloris.
Pochettino wants Hugo Lloris
Lloris returning to Nice seems an obvious link all things considered. Obviously, he spent several years playing under Pochettino and enjoyed the best years of his club career while he was in charge.
He also has connections to Nice. Lloris started his professional career with the club and spent more than a decade on their books.
At 35, he will surely be giving some thought to his next move.
However, Lloris has been excellent so far this season. So there is no reason why he cannot continue between the sticks with Tottenham for some time to come.
Nice also only signed Kasper Schmeichel in the summer. So a new goalkeeper does not necessarily need to be a priority for the club.
But Pochettino did label Lloris a ‘fantastic‘ goalkeeper. Perhaps therefore, it may be a situation to keep an eye on should the former Spurs boss end up at Les Aiglons.
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