Ramón Planes and Antonio Conte put Pochettino on the road to San Mamés

Mauricius Pochettino is not ruled out for the bench Athletic. Ricardo Barkala has said that he has spoken with five or six coaches during this time, but he has kept to himself that the first one he went looking for It’s Pochettino. The candidacy of the president of the Autonomous Port of Bilbao and the coach’s entourage held a meeting on the Costa Brava and then there have been direct meetings between the candidate and the coach. The figure of Ramón Planes, sports director of Barkala in case of winning the elections, helps because the coach from Lleida has known Pochettino since the Argentine’s time at Espanyol.

PSG and Pochettinoas announced over the weekend by the British newspaper The Athletic, have agreed to terminate the contract and now deal with the conditions of indemnity. The departure will be made public as soon as the characteristics of a goodbye to PSG have been signed It will cost more than 10 million euros. And after Pochettino himself he will be free to return to training.

The benches of the European teams with a presence in the Champions League, which is Pochettino’s main market after having managed the last eight years at Tottenham and PSG, are covered and the Argentine, who turned 50 in March, has to take a position. After the last two campaigns in Paris the eThe ideal scenario for Pochettino would be to return to Tottenham, where he left a good memory, although the club has confirmed the alliance with Antonio Contewhich was on the wing until spring.

Conte’s continuity at the London club makes him explore other alternatives. The asian markets will always be open, although it is not an option to consider at the moment in his career. The technician, who is aware that his name will appear with the campaign launched in LaLiga, Premier and Italian League as soon as there is a powerful team far from his goals, will assess other scenarios. And one of them is to join Athletic de Barkala, which is the one that has Ramón Planes as sports director.

Athletic is an exciting model, which generates enormous respect for everything it represents

Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino Athletic is well aware. Present at one of the Bilbao International Football Summit editions, the Argentine, in a chat with MARCA, said that “” Athletic is an exciting model, which generates enormous respect for everything it represents. The merit that Athletic has is enormous, with a commitment that reaches the limits… and sometimes crosses them. I have seen Lezama and I have known what the new stadium means. I take away an impression that from a distance was difficult to capture.

The trip to Bilbao would be linked to the Pochettino’s concern for measuring himself in a club with the characteristics of Athletic and the extraordinary relationship he maintains with Planes, whom he reinforces in his position as sports director. Of course, the Argentine would do a lot on his part because he would give up the economic cache in which the latest campaigns have been established.

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