Tottenham Hotspur fans should be calm about Barcelona’s alleged chase for the manager Maurício Pochettino.
Although claims from Italy said the Argentine would be Barça’s number one choice, and even that they had a meeting scheduled for the next 48 hours, that’s not what other outlets are saying.
According to journalist Bruno Andrade, who has a blog at Goal, Pochettino is in the Catalan club’s list, but is not their priority.
Barça are reportedly deciding if they should go for Jorge Sampaoli or Ernesto Valverde first. Although the players would rather have the Chilean as their boss, the board like the second option better.
If both managers turn down Barça’s offer, then the club would go for the other possibilities. And that’s where Pochettino stands, alongside the former PSG boss Laurent Blanc.
Pochettino has recently signed a new contract with Tottenham which runs until 2021, so it would be interesting to see how things would go if Barça really try to sign him.