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Spurs could turn to Mauricio Pochettino should Conte leave

Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly already have provisions in place should Antonio Conte leave…

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According to journalist Dean Jones, Mauricio Pochettino could make a sensational return to north London to replace the livewire Italian.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “I just feel like, no matter what, if Pochettino is still available, I do believe they would turn back to him. I think the fans would love it. 

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“Daniel Levy, I know some people think that he might be too stubborn to do that. I don’t believe that would be the case. I think he too might take some comfort from the fact that Pochettino is available.”

It could be a Levy masterclass

Although Conte has brought a steely resolve to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he is yet to get his team to play the kind of liquid football that saw his Argentinian predecessor lauded.

If this experiment with the former Chelsea coach was to fizzle out, returning Pochettino to the dugout could be a masterclass from chairman Daniel Levy, who would be getting a manager who knows the club but has also gone on to find out what it means to win trophies, having overseen some of this generation’s most talented players at Paris Saint-Germain.

At the French club, he won Ligue 1 and two domestic cups.

Another positive that the 50-year-old would bring is that few managers have helped Harry Kane thrive as much as he did under him.

During the season where they nearly won the title, in the 2016/17 campaign, the 29-year-old scored an astounding 29 goals and assisted seven in just 30 games.

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Any success he might bring would hinge on the performances of their senior marksman, who boasts a rich history under Pochettino.

This return marks his second-best goal-scoring return, only bettered by the season following, where he would hit 30 in the league again under his management.

The previous success of the former Southampton boss was lauded on talkSPORT, where Jamie O’Hara claimed that his achievements at the club made him “world-class”.

To replace Conte with him would not see a drop in pedigree, with his high-pressure style likely to bring attractive football back to the Lilywhites.

It solely depends on what Levy thinks is his best chance of winning trophies: pragmatism or style. Either way, he will likely end up with a world-class manager, so it must stand as another masterclass.

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