Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas feels Mauricio Pochettino is ‘in another bracket’ to Arsenal amid rumours linking him with the club.
Pochettino was sacked as Spurs boss last week after five-and-a-half years, and was swiftly replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Unai Emery was dismissed in similar fashion from his post at Arsenal on Friday, with Freddie Ljungberg taking interim charge.
Arsenal have stated their search for a manager has begun, but Jenas doesn’t believes the role is attractive enough for Pochettino.
“Arsenal is a huge football club and the wages would be great for Mauricio, but putting myself in his shoes, I think his stock will be far higher than that,” Jenas told BT Sport .
“The job that he did at Tottenham puts him in a different bracket.
“If I was Mauricio I’d have six months off to recuperate after working non-stop for six years at Spurs.
“Come to the end of the season there’s a good chance that Man United, Bayern Munich and Madrid might ring.
“I know he mentioned he wouldn’t go to Barcelona because of his Espanyol links, but there are a lot of huge clubs out there I think he can go to.
“The Arsenal job isn’t one that is that attractive to anyone right now.”
Pochettino is priced as short as 5/1 with some bookmakers to take over at Arsenal despite his connection with their north London rivals.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is believed to be the first-choice candidate, but his club have slapped a £14 million compensation fee on his head , while he has outlined his commitment to the Foxes.
Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira are also in the frame, while Ljungberg admitted Arsenal have not given him a definitive time period to be in the role.
Speaking in his first interview as boss with Sky Sports , Ljungberg said: “No indication how long or how short [I will be manager]. They just said concentrate on the next game, do as good as you can and we’ll see from there.”