Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a stunning return to Tottenham Hotspur, writes football.london.
According to SunSport, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is considering trying to persuade the Argentine to leave his post as Paris Saint-Germain head coach less than six months after he was appointed.
It’s Pochettino’s first management role since being sacked by the north London outfit in November 2019 and subsequently replaced by former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.
However, the Portuguese tactician lasted just 17 months in the job and the whole scenario has reportedly led Levy to admit to friends that sacking Pochettino was the worst ‘mistake’ of his career.
In a boost for Levy, the aforementioned report claims Pochettino is seriously considering a return to Spurs as he is unhappy in Paris and would love a second chance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This stance should come as no surprise as Pochettino has already revealed that he wants to manage Spurs again, although not for at least another five years.
“It was an amazing journey that finished the way no one wanted it to finish,” Pochettino told BT Sport in April 2020. “But deep in my heart, I am sure our paths will cross again.
“From the day I left the club, my dream is to be back one day and to try to finish the work we didn’t finish.
“We were so closing to winning the Premier League and Champions League.
“But of course I am looking forward to moving on and I am so motivated for the next project.
“But deep inside I want to go back because the fans are so special.
“Maybe in five years, maybe in 10 years, but before I die I want to manage Tottenham.
“I want to feel what it means to win one title with Tottenham because the fans are amazing, all the love we received was amazing and that is a good opportunity to pay back all the love they showed us from day one.”
On Poch, understand Spurs are pushing on with recruitment process, hoping to appoint within 7-10 days. Poch is not currently a candidate, but if his situation changes at PSG and he showed interest, he would come into the frame. Let’s be honest, the ideal candidate profile is him.
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With that said, football.london understands Pochettino is not currently a candidate to become the next Tottenham manager.
But if his situation changes at PSG and he showed interest, he would come into the frame.
In addition, Spurs are pushing on with the recruitment process and are hoping to make an appointment within the next 7-10 days.