Newcastle sent message about Pochettino signing as Benitez interested in stunning return
Newcastle United have been warned about making a summer move to hire Mauricio Pochettino, who reportedly has an offer on the table.
Now, there is alot of speculation in the media about whom could be named as next boss of Newcastle when the takeover is done and transfer start coming and going at St James Park.
One name that has been linked with a move to the Toon is that of Pochettino, who is easily regarded as one of the finest coaches in Europe and already has an offer from Newcastle to take over in the summer, if you believe Ossie Ardiles.
The Argentine enjoyed a successful five-year spell in north London but failed to win a trophy and is yet to win silverware in his managerial career, spanning his time at Espanyol and Southampton.
And Murphy believes the incoming Toon owners may instead look for a manager who can help bring success to the club, especially as Former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly interested in a return to St James’ Park less than a year after leaving to take over at Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang.
“I was one of [Pochettino’s] biggest fans,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“How he brought players forward and coached them to get better and he wasn’t always in the moment of: ‘we have to win or else’.
“He developed players and the team really quickly and brilliantly.
“The problem he’s got is the big, big clubs who desperately want success yesterday, Tottenham being one of them when they brought [Jose] Mourinho in, usually go down the route of who is tried and tested.
“It’s the same with players. If you want success quickly, you need the best.
“When Liverpool brought in Benitez [in 2004], his biggest attribute was that he’d won the league in Spain and Liverpool wanted to win the league in England.
“Tottenham want silverware, the fans want silverware, they bring in Mourinho and paid the earth for it because everywhere he’s gone he’s won silverware.
“Pochettino hasn’t, so he needs a club who are a bit like him, which is progressive, on the way up, something that’s going to take a bit of time.
“Newcastle have been talked about, I understand that.
“But if Newcastle’s owners have got that much money and they want success now, would you give [the job] to Pochettino? He’s never won a trophy.”
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