Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent has told The Transfer Tavern that one cannot rule out the possibility of Mauricio Pochettino returning to Tottenham Hotspur, with his verdict being “you never know”.
The club are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho amid a poor Premier League season.
Ryan Mason is in interim charge of the club at this stage, and he oversaw the club’s 2-0 win over Wolves at the weekend to keep alive Spurs’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
Will Pochettino return to Spurs?
Pochettino was sacked in 2019, with Mourinho appointed in his stead less than 24 hours later.
He is now at PSG but he is somewhat struggling to take the club to the Ligue 1 title.
With just one game of the season left, against Brest, PSG are second, a point behind Lille, who face Angers on the final day of the campaign.
They have also been eliminated from the Champions League at the semi-final stage, though Pochettino did win the French Cup after beating AS Monaco in the final during the week.
Bent believes it may be too early to discuss a potential return to north London for the former Spurs boss, but he has not discounted the prospect of him eventually being back at the club.
Speaking exclusively to TT, he said: “You never know. But I think it’s too soon. I think they’ve got to give him more of a chance.
“They did go out [of the Champions League] but obviously, to get to the semi-final is an achievement in itself so he’s doing something right.
“I think the players are behind him, they do play some good football but I think that’s one we’re going to have to look at and speak about at a later stage.”
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