Arsenal should consider Pochettino swoop.

Jose Mourinho agreed a deal to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham's manager until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged his former club to consider replacing Unai Emery with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The north London side surprisingly relieved Pochettino of his duties on Tuesday and replaced him with Jose Mourinho - who has a track record of winning trophies.

The former Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss agreed a deal to replace the Argentine as Tottenham's new manager until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Emery has come under immense scrutiny following below-par results and ex-Gunners defender Keown said ‘the powers that be at the top of the club should be seriously considering Pochettino’ as he is a top coach.

"There's no need to panic at Arsenal, we are getting close to panic by the way, because we're not having the best of seasons," he told the Daily Mail.

"But the powers that be at the top of the club should be seriously considering Pochettino.

"I have a lot of admiration for what he did at Tottenham, the way he nurtured those young players and he didn't spend a great deal of money."

He added: "I would have stayed with Pochettino. I think he deserved that. I think it's a hugely significant sacking. You're going to have managers now looking over their shoulders.

"I know the poor record he has recently, but I still would have given him another chance. I don't like the way Tottenham have done it.

"There will be a lot of chairmen looking at him now. Manchester United wanted him this time last year. I think Arsenal would have to be interested if they want to take a step forward."


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