Nice ‘considering a shock swoop for Scott Parker as manager, with Mauricio Pochettino ready to snub move to the French side despite positive talks as he targets return at a big European club’

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  • Mauricio Pochettino met with Nice chiefs on Tuesday over the possibility of taking over
  • But despite positive talks, Argentina can turn down the challenge.
  • Current boss Lucien Favre under pressure despite summer coming
  • Former Bournemouth boss Scott Parker is now being drafted as a potential target

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Despite having positive talks with Mauricio Pochettino, Nice has been linked with former Bournemouth boss Scott Parker as their next manager.

The French club have had a rough start to the season in France and are lying mid-table under new boss Lucien Favre, winning only two of their opening eight league games.

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Favre, who only came to the club in the summer, though is already under pressure from his relationship between the players and the club’s board, is already looking frosty.

Mauricio Pochettino reportedly ready to turn down the role
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Scott Parker (left) has been linked to Nice Post, with Mauricio Pochettino (right) reportedly turning down the role

According to footmarkatoThis has prompted the club, already owned by British richest man Jim Ratcliffe, to start looking for a replacement.

It led to talks between Pochettino and the club on Tuesday following the former Tottenham manager’s summer departure from Paris Saint-Germain.

However, despite positive talks in which Argentina was said to be attracted to the challenge, it is now ready to turn down the move in favor of ensuring a return to a larger European side.

Nice had high hopes this season - but the early results have been utterly disappointing

Nice had high hopes this season – but the early results have been utterly disappointing

Time may be almost over for manager Lucien Favre, who only returned to the club in the summer.

Time may be almost over for manager Lucien Favre, who only returned to the club in the summer.

This has left Nice on the hunt again and according to reports, Ian Moody, a consultant at the club, has recommended Parker take over.

Parker has been out of work since his brutal dismissal at Bournemouth at the start of the Premier League season following rows over internal matters, with his dismissal in the coming days following a humiliating 9-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Favre is reportedly unhappy with Nice’s transfer business over the summer, which saw him sign several Premier League legends and cast offs, including Kasper Schmeichel, Ross Barkley and Aaron Ramsey, who were signed to free transfers.

The summer saw a number of new arrivals in Nice, including (from left to right): Alexis Becca Becca, Mattia Viti, Kasper Schmeichel, Aaron Ramsey and Reres Illy.

The summer saw a number of new arrivals in Nice, including (from left to right): Alexis Becca Becca, Mattia Viti, Kasper Schmeichel, Aaron Ramsey and Reres Illy.

In addition, Nicolas Pepe, Mads Bech Sorensen and Joe Bryan were signed on loan from Arsenal, Brentford and Fulham respectively.

Favre and his team are particularly unhappy with Schmeichel, who is reportedly not adhering to squad rules, such as sticking to meeting times or club-mandated rest days.

Things took a new level on Sunday when defender Jean-Claire Todibo was sent out after just nine seconds – surprisingly the fastest send in Ligue 1 history – and they lost 1-0 at home to Angers. .

Favre’s ailing team has also been defeated by Clermont, Marseille and Monaco, and held to a draw by Toulouse and Strasbourg.

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