Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly being lined up to take over as Manchester City's next manager should Pep Guardiola leave the club.
Doubts are growing over Guardiola's future on the back of a disappointing 2019-20 campaign that ended with a shock defeat to Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The 49-year-old has less than a year to run on his existing contract and has not yet discussed extending those terms.
According to The Sun, City would like Guardiola to stay on beyond the end of next season, but they already have plans in place should that not be the case.
Pochettino, out of work since leaving Tottenham Hotspur last November, is said to be the number one choice to succeed Guardiola.