Wherever Mauricio Pochettino ends up, the problems he faced at Tottenham will be the same

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Mauricio Pochettino will know now what is it to be the prettiest girl at the dance. His sacking by Tottenham last Tuesday night may have brought his time at White Hart Lane to an inglorious end, but he woke up on Wednesday morning as the most coveted coach in Europe.

Bayern Munich are reportedly interested, Borussia Dortmund may soon be too if they decide to part with Lucien Favre, and he’s the natural answer to the tenuous situations at Real Madrid and Manchester United.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.