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Mauricio Pochettino is set to meet with OGC Nice board

Nice to hold talks today with former PSG and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino who is vying to succeed current under pressure boss Lucien Favre.

Mauricio Pochettino could be in line for a return to management as it appears that Nice have ventured into the market in search of a manager, according to reports.

FootMercato reports that OGC Nice will meet with the former PSG and Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino today since Lucien Favre’s job is starting to look in danger following poor results on his return to the French club.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager arrived in France in the middle of the 2020–21 campaign, and despite a heartbreaking Champions League loss to Real Madrid earlier this year, his time in France ended on a bright note as PSG won the Ligue 1 championship.

Nice on the other hand, at the helms of manager Lucien Favre, have endured a poor start to the season after finishing fifth in Ligue 1 last term, with the club sitting 12th and just two points off the relegation zone having won just two games all season. 

Nice lost at home with a 1-0 defeat by Angers on Sunday to pile even more pressure on Favre. The club’s board think it is the right time for a change as they look to meet with other available managers.

The report also adds that Nice would be able to meet Pochettino’s salary demands and it could pave a surprise return for the 50-year-old back into the game having been previously linked with the post at Manchester United in the summer before the Red Devils appointed Erik ten Hag.

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