Despite recently being in charge of a rampant 7-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur it has not been plain sailing for Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac recently. Bayern have not been at their fluent best in the Bundesliga and at the weekend they were thrashed 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt.
That appears to have been the final straw and Kovac was sacked last night. Immediately, it seems the attention might be turning to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
It was recently reported that the German giants are keen on the Argentine as a potential replacement for Kovac should he get the shove.
Sport1 reported, as relayed by The Sun, that the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is a fan of Pochettino and would want to appoint him as Kovac’s successor, although Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is also in the running.
Pochettino has been in the wars at Tottenham this season and after another uninspiring display at Everton last night plenty of fans are growing frustrated with his position at the club.
Despite turning the club around, many feel that Pochettino has taken this group of Tottenham players to the end of the road and that a changing of the guard is necessary in North London.
But Daniel Levy will not want to sack Pochettino currently, considering the huge compensation that would likely incur. Therefore, some Tottenham fans are viewing the Bayern situation as an opportunity. Tottenham could make their change whilst actually receiving compensation from the Bavarian side if they come calling.
And these Tottenham fans think that might be for the best…
Can’t even beat Everton. We are awful. Hopefully Bayern come in for Poch because we need a change. Closer the the relegation zone than champions league places ??
— Ross (@Rozzi_B) November 3, 2019
Bayern have just sacked Kovac. They were rumoured to be after Poch.
Do a deal Levy, lower the compensation. This is a get out of jail free card, presented itself to you to save face without paying the full pay off!!! #COYS #THFC #BayernMunich #Kovac #Pochettino
— Tidy (@Tidy_Yid) November 3, 2019
Bayern fired Niko Kovac after he led them to a League and Cup double in his first season with them.
I don’t want to think about what they would have done with Poch.
— Spurs JC (@SpursJCM) November 3, 2019
I hope Bayern come in for Poch, I’d rather he left than be sacked, coz doesn’t deserve for it to end like that, he cane in in a difficult situation at the club after the AVB/Sherwood time and made a real change but now it’s gone stale and another change needed
— DANNY THFC (@DannySpurs1882) November 3, 2019
Bayern Munich manager sacked. Poch to Bayern might do everyone a favour.He isn’t turning this around,clear to see he’s lost the players.
— Shane thomas (@TomoThfc) November 3, 2019
I’ve basically accepted that when we sack Poch he’s going to Bayern to beat us on the last day of the group stage to keep us from advancing
— Jared ???? (@jaredgatzemeyer) November 3, 2019
— Planck Man ?️? (@RedZoneUK) November 3, 2019
Please BAYERN, take POCH, then, we will TRASH BAYERN 10-0#PochToBayern
— Vinayak Patil (@vbmusic17) November 3, 2019
Hopefully Bayern go for poch now they have sacked their manager #THFC
— Kieren Flanagan (@KierenFlanagan) November 3, 2019