JOB-HUNTING Mauricio Pochettino watched England take on Germany at Wembley as he targets a managerial return.
The former Tottenham boss has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain on July 5.
Mauricio Pochettino was at Wembley to watch England take on GermanyCredit: AFP
He was linked with the vacancies at Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months but remains unemployed.
And now the 50-year-old is the third-favourite to take over from Gareth Southgate as the next England boss.
So it certainly raised eyebrows when news broke the Argentine was in attendance at Wembley on Monday.
It is said Pochettino kept a low profile at the game – as he has done at Premier League and other live matches abroad this season during his free time.
Pressure is mounting on current England manager Southgate.
His side failed to win any of their six Nations League matches and there is growing suggestion he could walk away from the job after the World Cup in Qatar – regardless of how far the Three Lions go.
Should he do so, the FA would be keen to find a successful replacement as soon as possible.
The Argentine would be reunited with goalscoring hero Harry Kane with England while his former Spurs stars Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters could be part of his squad.
Graham Potter, though, remains the favourite at 5/2 dispute taking the Chelsea job this month on a five-year contract worth £10million per year.
Newcastle’s Eddie Howe is second at 4/1 with Poch third on 5/1.
He is followed in the odds by Steve Cooper, Thomas Tuchel, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Arsene Wenger and under-pressure Leicester gaffer Brendan Rodgers.
Pochettino has even been linked with a shock switch to the King Power should Rodgers get the sack – although Nice and Juventus are more likely club destinations at this stage.
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