Barcelona make Mauricio Pochettino their No 1 target to replace Quique Setien with the former Tottenham boss backtracking on his vow never to manage at the Nou Camp after Barca's horror season

Mauricio Pochettino could make a dramatic return to management at Barcelona if the club replace Quique Setien this summer.

Pochettino had previously ruled out taking over at Barcelona having previously been a manager at Barca’s city rivals Espanyol.

But Espanyol now find themselves in the second tier in Spain and Pochettino has back-tracked on previous remarks that he would rather go back and work on the farm in Argentina than coach at the Camp Nou

Pochettino was sounded out for the Barca job in January when president Josep Bartomeu sacked Ernesto Valverde. 

In the end it was Setien who got the job but despite taking over when Barcelona were top he failed to win the league and if he does not deliver the Champions League he will be replaced.

Barcelona president Bartomeu has an excellent relationship with former Spurs coach Pochettino and he is now the number one candidate if a change is required in the next couple of months.

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