The Daily Mail recently reported that the Italian was ‘facing questions’ over his ‘increasingly uncertain’ future at the club amid the Lilywhites’ poor run of form.
Conte is out of contract in the summer and whilst there is an option to extend his deal for another 12 months, it seems as if that may not happen.
The report also links the north London outfit with a sensational return for Mauricio Pochettino, who according to journalist Pete O’Rourke would be the “perfect” candidate to replace the Italian in the near future.
Speaking to Football FanCast, he said:
“I’m sure if Levy wants Tottenham to get back on the right foot, if things don’t work out with Antonio Conte, then Pochettino would be the perfect fit as he knows the club and could come in and hit the ground running.
“As much as it would hurt his pride, it might be a wise move if they do move for Pochettino.”
And even though Conte is recognised as an established world-class head coach, the football hasn’t been pretty and when you’re not picking up wins, it looks even more dull.
Also per the Mail, another former Chelsea boss in Thomas Tuchel has emerged as a potential candidate to take over but just as O’Rourke suggests, Pochettino’s familiarity at Hotspur Way – with the players and working to a tight budget – surely makes him the absolute ideal man to lead this club.
Across 293 games in charge, the Argentine managed a 54.3% win record and led them to the Champions League final in 2019. It also included three straight seasons of finishing inside the top three in the Premier League – something that has not been repeated since 2017/18.
The 50-year-old has also been out of a job since the summer when Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain sacked him after just 18 months in charge
As such, a reunion with Pochettino could indeed be the best solution for all parties come the summer. If anyone is going to get Spurs close to that level again, then it’s surely the man that’s done it under similar circumstances before.