Wrong move? Arsenal have hired Mikel Arteta but Pochettino sends Premier League message
It looks like Arsenal have missed out after Mauricio Pochettino said he would be open to the prospect of managing in the Premier League again.
The Gunners were heavily linked with a shock move for Pochettino after news broke that Spurs decided to let the Argentine coach leave the club after a disappointing start to the new season, which meant that Jose Mourinho toom over at Spurs.
But the Arsenal hierarchy have decided that the man that they want leading this side is Mikel Arteta, who has been sitting next to Pep Guardiola for the last few seasons over at Manchester City, where he has picked up a number of useful tips from the Spaniard.
But despite a number of Arsenal fans happy about the arrival of Arteta, Pochettino has now come out and admitted that he would be open to a return to the Premier League, when asked about a possible return to the Premier League, Pochettino said on the Sky Sports website: “Of course, I love the Premier League, I love the English fans, I think it is one of the best leagues in the world and I think for any manager it is so exciting to be involved in the Premier League.
“But we will see, there is not only the Premier League, there are different leagues in the world, different clubs that can be exciting, to give you a challenge that is maybe different.”
Look hiring Arteta is a massive risk from the Arsenal to take, especially as it will be his first big time job in the game as a manager. So he will need time, he will need patience and he will need the backing of the fans, but if he gets that, he could be a decent signing.
But the idea that a top coach like Pochettino could have come in and got this side challenging again, well, it just shows that the Gunners hierarchy are scared of making moves for top players and top coaches as they do not want to spend that money.
Arsenal have missed out on Jurgen Klopp, Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and now Pochettino, all bosses that could have solved out their serious issues at the Emirates.
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