Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts insists that Mauricio Pochettino must be backed in the transfer market if he does return to the club.
The Athletic previously reported that the two parties were in talks over the Argentine making a sensational comeback to north London, and it remains to be seen if they will go back to him after talks with frontrunner Antonio Conte stalled.
Football.London’s Spurs correspondent, Alasdair Gold, has reported that Pochettino has told PSG that he wants to move back to Spurs, though the deal remains a complicated one for chairman Daniel Levy to pull off.
Pochettino spent five years in total at Spurs before his sacking in November 2019, guiding the club to two Premier League title challenges and the Champions League final.
He never managed to win a trophy at the club but Roberts believes that the only thing that stopped the club getting over the line was a lack of investment.
Indeed, under Pochettino, Spurs went an entire summer without signing a first-team player.
And Roberts says that the club need to give him a significant amount of backing if they are to thrive under Pochettino’s management.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he was asked if he were the ideal target and replied: “He is for Tottenham fans. They’ve seen what he’s done. Now the club have to back him and I know I’m saying it again, but it’s a four or five-year plan again.
“It took him five years to get us to the Champions League final but the thing about it was, he played away from the stadium for two, three years.
“You can’t do that, you have to give him the ammunition and the club have to back him now.
“If they’re going to bring him back, they have to back him and they have to make sure it’s the players that he wants, we need a lot of energy in the team so I’m sure he’ll be working on that side of it.”