Mauricio Pochettino could make a stunning return to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to emerging reports…
The Sun claim the 49-year-old is ‘seriously considering’ a switch back to North London nearly 18 months after being sacked by Daniel Levy.
It’s thought that the Argentine is unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was only appointed in January this year.
His side stumbled to defeat in the Champions League semi-final last month whilst at the weekend, they witnessed Lille clinch the Ligue 1 title, ending a three-year run of league dominance.
Levy is said to massively regret the departure of his former boss, reportedly telling those close to him that it was the ‘worst mistake of his career.’
The fact that the Spurs chairman is admitting this is huge – and quite rare. Although, he gets a chance at redeeming himself by putting pride aside to bring the fan-favourite back to the club.
Pochettino arguably overachieved in North London, guiding the side to a Champions League final in 2019 just a few months before his fateful exit.
He certainly wasn’t backed as much as Jose Mourinho in the market, as the ‘Special One’ clinched the return of Gareth Bale, on top of signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and Steven Bergwijn.
At one point, Pochettino went 18 months without an addition and that was only after they lost in the final to Liverpool.
Other names in the running for the vacancy at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium include Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who recently signed an extension to remain at the Eredivisie champions and would cost a fair chunk in terms of compensation.
He would be the dream candidate for Levy as he deploys a vastly expansive, attack-minded system, and has a proven track record in developing young players to sell them on for mega profit (Donny van de Beek, Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong to name just a few).
However, if Pochettino is available, then it’s surely a no-brainer to move on from the Ajax head coach and bring the Argentine home.
Similarly, The Sun also link Graham Potter to the role but Levy has doubts over him being ready for the step up, which again, should put Pochettino at the top of the list as sensational as it would be.
This fresh twist could well delight the fanbase too, with many gutted he left in the first place, back in November 2019.
Levy must look to right his biggest mistake by rehiring the 49-year-old hero.
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