Tony Cascarino thinks working at Newcastle United would “excite” Mauricio Pochettino and the former Tottenham boss “would take on the challenge” of rebuilding the Magpies.
Pochettino admitted in an interview on Friday evening that he was ready to resume management and his “priority” to get another job in the Premier League.
The 48-year-old Argentinian is no longer on the Spurs’ payroll after his dismissal from the North London club in November, which means that the interested clubs no longer have to pay compensation to appoint him .
And the coach insisted that he would consider “all” the options, not just those of the best clubs in Europe.
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Pochettino has been strongly linked, and is the bookmaker’s favorite, to succeed Steve Bruce at St James’s Park if the Saudi-backed Toon takeover of £ 300 million.
Bruce insisted he was looking forward to the challenge of leading this new post-Ashley era at the club and helping to build a team to compete with the millions of their potential new owners.
But it is widely believed that they could seek a new man to lead their Toon revolution.
And talkSPORT host Cascarino thinks that despite his close friendship with former teammate Bruce, Pochettino would be fine.
“Obviously, Newcastle was the one that was proposed, and it’s an exciting possibility if the owners get their way and buy the football club with their huge funds,” the former Chelsea striker said at the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“I don’t like to speak here, because I have played with Steve Bruce in Gillingham, I have known him for a very long time and he is still employed as director of this club.
“Look, Poch’s gardening vacation is over, so he’s going to be offered for a lot of jobs.
“Steve must convince the new Newcastle owners that he is the man to deliver and move this club forward and to receive the finds to build a much better team.”
“But if there was an approach for Pochettino of Newcastle, it would be exciting, because they would have huge funds and these funds can make you build a team.
“He built a camp at Spurs. Okay, that didn’t end with a trophy, but I think the challenge of building a team is something he really would like.
“Poch has already done it and he would like to do it again, I’m sure.”