Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a fresh twist as managerial target Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain amid interest in his services…
That’s according to Goal, who claimed that the 49-year-old has informed his current club of his desire to quit amid speculation linking him to the vacant Spurs and Real Madrid jobs.
The Argentine was only appointed in January to replace Thomas Tuchel and still has a year to run on his current deal, in which PSG also have an option to extend it by another year.
PSG sporting director Leonardo had planned to keep faith in Pochettino heading into next season, even despite their failure to clinch the Ligue 1 title this campaign. However, it is thought that the former Spurs boss will respect whatever decision the club’s hierarchy make on his future at the Parcs des Princes.
This will surely come as hugely encouraging news to those in north London right now.
It’s been well over a month since Jose Mourinho received his marching orders and we’re still none the wiser on who his successor will be.
Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy quickly made Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers amongst his top targets but was soon ruled out of appointing either, as per The Telegraph. The RB Leipzig supremo will be taking over at Bayern Munich whilst the Leicester boss ruled himself out of the running, and that was prior to their FA Cup triumph.
Earlier in the week, The Athletic‘s Jack Pitt-Brooke revealed that Spurs had held talks with their former manager Pochettino, adding that both parties were keen on a reunion in N17.
The journalist then appeared on a recent episode of The Totally Football Show, where he rated Spurs’ chances of that happening at less than 50%.
Although a lot has developed since then, so if Goal’s claims are accurate, then you’d imagine that percentage would be a lot higher now.
Having seen many candidates come and go in recent weeks, many Tottenham supporters were quite excited to see the Argentine linked with a return, and that feeling will only increase following this news.
As relayed by This is Futbol, many of the Spurs faithful were ecstatic over the reports linking Pochettino with a return, some deeming it a “madness” and others pleading with Levy to do his job and bring him back,
If Pochettino is successful in his bid to leave PSG, then it should open the door for the Spurs chairman to strike.
This latest development will only increase excitement even more as the search for Mourinho’s successor rumbles on.