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Report: Spurs Close to Naming Pochettino as Coach

Southampton coach Mauricio Pochettino looks set to take over at Tottenham Hotspur, the Independent is reporting. Pochettino led Southampton to an eighth-placed finish last season, although he was beaten home and away by Spurs, including former coach Tim Sherwood’s first league game in charge in December. While the Argentine has drawn praise for the way in which he has handled the young players at the club, there have been doubts over his dealings with some of the more senior professionals, including record signing Dani Osvaldo, who was sent out on loan to Juventus in January. Interestingly, should Pochettino sign at Spurs, Sherwood would be one of the options to replace him at Southampton.

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