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Don Hutchison has told ESPN FC that he thinks top players will follow Mauricio Pochettino to Newcastle United if the Argentine boss does join.

Pochettino has been linked with the Newcastle job, with their takeover expected to go through in the near future.

Newcastle’s owners are thought to have big plans and they appear to have lined up Pochettino as their first choice to replace Steve Bruce.

If the Magpies were to land Pochettino it would be a real signal of their ambition.

And Hutchison believes that Pochettino would be the most important signing that Newcastle could make this summer, even with all their riches.

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“I’ve been reading the press in England and it’s mentioned Coutinho, it’s mentioned Gareth Bale, it’s mentioned Koulibaly,” Hutchison said.

“The first man that has to come through the door for Newcastle has to be a top-class manager.

“You get Pochettino through the door at Newcastle and then give him money to spend, I’m pretty sure he brings in, or tries to bring in, the top players across Europe.”

When Pochettino left his job at Tottenham he was linked with some of the biggest clubs in the world, so his arrival at St. James’ Park would be very eye-catching.

Newcastle are still waiting for their takeover to be officially confirmed by the Premier League, with the deal taking some time to go through.

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