Newcastle United are reportedly prepared to make Mauricio Pochettino one of the best-paid managers in the world, should the impending takeover go through.
According to Sky Sports News on Wednesday, Pochettino is wanted by the North East club who are currently the subject of a £300million bid, led by Amanda Staveley and backed by the wealth of the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
Should the deal go through, it is expected that Wholesale Semi trucks changes and investment will be in the offing, including a change in management.
Newcastle United’s prospective owners are reportedly targeting Mauricio Pochettino
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Current boss Steve Bruce is likely to be given until the end of the season by any new owners. However, for the long-term vision of the club it is likely that change will be sought – with Pochettino one of the names in the frame.
And according to Sky Sports, the Argentine is in fact the club’s first choice, with a £19m-a-year deal thought to be being prepared to entice the former Tottenham boss to Tyneside.
That figure would make him the third-highest paid manager in the world, with only Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City earning more.
Amanda Staveley is fronting a consortium that includes the Saudi Public Investment Fund
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