Arsenal planning talks with former Tottenham manager

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Arsenal are reportedly planning discussions with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has also been massively linked with Manchester United.

The Argentine tactician is one of the biggest names in management who’s actually currently available, having recently been surprisingly fired by Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino is widely regarded as having done great work in his time with Tottenham Hotspur, and would surely represent an exciting appointment for the Gunners if they could pull it off.

According to the Mail, Arsenal do plan to talk with Mauricio Pochettino, though he’s one of a long list of candidates that also includes Nuno Espirito Santo, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira and possibly Carlo Ancelotti.

The 47-year-old manager appears to have the ideal skills for what Arsenal need right now, as he’s shown how well he can work on a limited budget and develop young players.

Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta seem far too inexperienced for such a big job, while Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t necessarily look the best fit given how different this job would be to others he’s held.

The Manchester Evening News recently claimed Mauricio Pochettino wanted the Man Utd job, though they also stated he was open to taking over at the Emirates Stadium notwithstanding his Spurs connections.

It could be a blow for Manchester United to miss out on such a big name, with some doubts over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s suitability for the job at Old Trafford, notwithstanding some big recent wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.