Mauricio Pochettino could make a sensational return to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to emerging reports…
The ever-reliable Alasdair Gold at football.london has dropped an exciting new claim suggesting that there is interest in bringing the 49-year-old home, over 18 months after his departure.
“Spurs have held talks with Mauricio Pochettino about returning to the club and I understand he wants to come back,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Pochettino has made no secret of his intentions to one day return to North London to complete his ‘unfinished business but nobody could’ve expected to be this soon, even more so as he’s under contract as the manager of Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s even thought that the Argentine is back at his home in England following a dismal end to the 2020/21 season, so it’ll be on Daniel Levy to negotiate with PSG if he’s to seal a comeback to Spurs.
If you’re a Spurs supporter, then this news is as good as anything you’ll hear this year. Many believed the fan-favourite coach was unfairly dismissed, just a few months after reaching the Champions League final.
In fact, much of the Lilywhites faithful have made their voices heard in response to Gold’s massive suggestion.
One fan claimed that he would “love Poch back” and another told the football.london journalist that he was a “magnificent bearer of good news,” whilst a further supporter dubbed it the “perfect appointment.”
It’s hardly a surprise to see this sort of reaction as Pochettino gave Spurs many seasons of attractive and entertaining football, and he arguably overachieved with what he had at his disposal.
There was a time when the club went 18 months without making a signing, and even then, it wasn’t one for the senior side.
In comparison, Jose Mourinho was well-backed by Levy, bringing in Steven Bergwijn in his first window before going on a spree in the summer, adding Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Sergio Reguilon and even Gareth Bale to his ranks.
The Argentine’s return could also bolster Spurs’ claims to keep hold of wantaway talisman Harry Kane, as the England international has always spoken well about the relationship he had with his former boss.
That would certainly please the fanbase, who have been protesting against the chairman and the owners in recent weeks, even more.
All in all, the fact that Spurs have held discussions with Pochettino, and that he would be open to returning, is hugely encouraging and exciting news.
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