MAURICIO POCHETTINO could raid former employers Tottenham should he replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
SunSport have exclusively revealed that the Citizens are eyeing up a move for the ex-Spurs gaffer should Guardiola leave.
The Spaniard’s contract at the Etihad expires next season, and though the club would like him to remain, they are already looking at who could succeed him.
And with Pochettino keen to return to the Premier League, the Argentinian would be the ideal choice to take over at City.
Should he replace Pep, he could look to sign two Tottenham stars in Harry Kane and Dele Alli, though there is no indication the duo are being targeted by City.
Pochettino would also be reunited with Kyle Walker, having spent three years with the right-back at White Hart Lane.
Here SunSport looks at how City could line-up next term if they part ways with Guardiola and bring in Pochettino.
Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson will keep his place between the sticks, despite his error in the 3-1 defeat against Lyon on Saturday.
Walker would likely retain his spot over Joao Cancelo at right-back, with Benjamin Mendy fending off competition from Aneglino at left-back.
Aymeric Laporte would surely start at centre-back, along with new recruit Nathan Ake who has joined from Bournemouth.
A midfield two could consist of Rodri and the Premier League’s Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne.
Slotting in at right wing could be Bernardo Silva, with Raheem Sterling featuring on the opposite flank.
And Sterling could be joined by his two English compatriots Alli and Kane at the Etihad, with Pochettino known to love the pair.
If the unimaginable happens and they do make the move to City, Alli would play in behind Kane.
There would be no room for Sergio Aguero, who has been linked with a return to former club Independiente.