Despite weeks of speculation and several names being thrown into the ring, former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez still believes that Mauricio Pochettino remains the best man for the Tottenham job.
Last May, close to 12 months after Spurs beat Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals, Pochettino said on BT Sport that ‘I am sure our paths will cross again’.
But the Argentine was named PSG boss in January, signing an 18-month contract in the French capital, which appeared to rule out a potential return in the near future.
However, despite winning two domestic trophies in France, Pochettino was unable to secure PSG’s fourth Ligue 1 title on the bounce and is interested in making a sensational return to Spurs, who’re yet to replace Jose Mourinho.
That comes after The Athletic reported that the Argentine had opened talks with Spurs after becoming their manager for a second time, and Sanchez believes that the 49-year-old is the perfect man to get Tottenham challenging for the Champions League again after two poor seasons under Mourinho.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“You look around at Levy, one of the best playing stadiums in the world, and you think ‘what manager could bring success to that club’ – it’s Pochettino.
“Abramovich bought Mourinho back and he knew it would only be a short-term thing and won the league again.
“With Tottenham, if the two of them get their heads together, it always looked a great fit for me Tottenham and Pochettino – a club that hadn’t won anything and a manager that is yet to win anything major, although I know he won the Super Cup in France.”
Whilst this would appear a complicated deal, should Levy and Tottenham somehow get this over the line, it would be an excellent start to what is a huge summer in north London.
Whether Pochettino’s return could convince Kane to stay remains unclear, but it would get the fans back on board after some angry recent protests towards Levy.