Mauricio Pochettino's Next Managerial Job Could Be His Most Bizarre Yet
Mauricio Pochettino could be in line for a sensational return to management with Portuguese side Benfica according to reports.
Pochettino has been out of work since being sacked by Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur in November and has kept his options open.
Benfica are interested in making the Argentine their new coach with a lucrative financial offer per Portuguese publication Record.
It is believed that the 48-year-old will 'consider' the offer before making a final decision on his future.
He had previously insisted that he wanted a swift return to the Premier League but with no top club looking to change managers, a move abroad could be appealing.
Back in January, he stated at the launch of La Liga TV: "Now I am watching a lot of football and spending time with my family.
"I was lucky to start my career as a manager with Espanyol.
"Then I came to the Premier League, to England, learned English and a different culture.
"I am a better person today, with more knowledge and I had a great experience in the Premier League.
"Football was born here in England. But La Liga is amazing football, with amazing coaches.
"Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world."
Meanwhile, Benfica have underwhelmed this season and currently coach Bruno Lage's days could be numbered.
They are currently three points behind Porto in the Primeira Liga table but fans aren't happy with the level of performance from their side.
Tensions reached a fever pitch in their first game back after the coronavirus pandemic which saw the team bus attacked.
The bus was pelted with stones on a Lisbon highway while driving back from a 0-0 draw with Tondela earlier this month.
Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic were hit by shrapnel in the attack, forcing the players to hospital as a precaution.
"We inform that, as a matter of precaution, players Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic were immediately taken to Hospital da Luz to be observed, following the shrapnel that hit them," a club statement read.
"Benfica denounce the criminal stoning the bus of its players was victim to.
"We guarantee total collaboration with authorities to whom we appeal for the greatest effort to be made in identifying the offenders responsible for these criminal acts."
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