Report: Bayern Munich want Mauricio Pochettino as next manager

Bayern Munich have reportedly earmarked Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for their outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes.

Former Real Madrid head coach Heynckes is due to retire this summer and, according to Bild, the Portuguese is among the frontrunners to succeed him.

Pochettino has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s top coaches since leaving Southampton for Spurs in 2014, guiding the North London outfit to third and second-placed finishes in the Premier League and impressing in this season’s Champions League.

Thomas Tuchel, who stepped down as Borussia Dortmund manager last year, has also been linked with the top job at the German champions.

Bayern are on course to retain their Bundesliga crown this season, sitting at the top of the table with a 23-point lead over closest rivals Schalke 04.