Pochettino’s stay of execution

Mauricio Pochettino could be set to remain as Espanyol Coach until the end of the season, according to the latest reports.

Espanyol’s 3-0 home defeat to Osasuna prompted heavy rumours on Sunday that the Argentine, who has been in charge at Cornella-El Prat since 2009, would be headed out the door.

However, in holding talks with both CEO Joan Collet and sporting director Ramon Planes on Tuesday, Pochettino has reportedly been given assurances that he will not be sacked, for now.

Initial reports indicated that the tactician has until at least next week’s game with Valencia in charge, with his future beyond that date then to be confirmed once the club elect a new President.

However, further reports from Mundo Deportivo believe that the Coach has been told that he could last until the end of the season regardless of the President’s identity, with there being no set expiry date on his reprieve and his longevity only tied to sporting results.

Espanyol currently sit 19th in La Liga and a point away from safety after 11 rounds of action played.

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