The speculation over Antonio Conte’s future at Tottenham Hotspur has intensified in recent weeks, with reports suggesting the Italian coach could leave the club at the end of the season. While Spurs do have an option to extend Conte’s contract by a year, it is believed that there is little appetite to do so. As a result, many managers have been linked with the potentially vacant role, including one familiar face: Mauricio Pochettino.
According to some sources, it is more likely than not that Conte will depart north London around a year-and-a-half after he replaced Nuno Espirito Santo. This has prompted renewed speculation over Pochettino’s potential return to Spurs, where he enjoyed a successful five-year spell from 2014 to 2019.
Pochettino is widely regarded as one of Tottenham’s most adored managers ever, having guided the team to their first Champions League final in 2019. Despite losing to Liverpool in that game, the Argentine coach won many admirers for his attacking philosophy and ability to get the best out of his players.
Since leaving Spurs, Pochettino has been in charge of Paris Saint-Germain, where he has continued to impress. The 4-3-3 attack-minded boss led PSG to a Ligue 1 title, French Cup, and French Super Cup in his first season, further adding to his already impressive CV.
These achievements have not gone unnoticed by Tottenham fans, who are keen to see Pochettino return to the club. The 51-year-old would be an ideal successor to Conte, especially considering how popular of a decision that would be among the fanbase. Some pundits have even called Pochettino “world-class” for his overachievements on a shoestring budget, highlighting his potential to excel at Spurs once again.
Of course, there are no guarantees that Pochettino will be appointed as Tottenham’s next manager. However, as a free agent with few financial constraints, he is certainly a strong candidate for the role. With his experience of winning silverware and his deep understanding of the club and its supporters, Pochettino could be just the man to lead Spurs back to glory in the coming years.