Mauricio Pochettino refused to lead AS Monaco before Niko Kovac

The new AS Monaco head coach Niko Kovacs has not been a priority option for the club following the firing of Robert Moreno, The Athletic claims.

According to the source, the Monegasques wanted to invite Mauricio Pochettino, the ex-helmsman of Tottenham Hotspur, who is now without a team, to the position of the head coach. Negotiations with the Argentinean specialist were led by the new sports director of Monaco Paul Mitchell, who knew him from his work in England. He hoped to make Pochettino his first significant invitation to the club, but he refused.