Tottenham Hotspur are now reportedly coveting Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo, should the 47-year-old end up leaving Spurs.
The Lowdown: Discontent
As per The Evening Standard, Nuno is facing ‘mounting discontent’ over some ‘underwhelming’ results, as before the 1-0 win away at Burnley in the Carabao Cup in midweek, they had suffered back-t0-back 1-0 losses to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League and then in the Premier League against London rivals West Ham United (Sky Sports).
Should Tottenham hire Pochettino?
It is also claimed that Spurs ‘settled‘ for Nuno when they eventually decided to hire the former Wolves manager in the summer.
Nonetheless, it is up to the board and Daniel Levy whether they want to part ways with the Portuguese so early, if it means that they can get a better coach on board.
The Latest: Pochettino coveted
According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham and Manchester United, who faced off against each other this evening, are both coveting Pochettino.
However, Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly unwilling to entertain any interest in their manager for now.
The Verdict: Dream
It would be nothing short of a dream to get Pochettino back at the Lilywhites.
Of course, Nuno is fresh in the job and really should be given more time to implement his ideas, but if there is any chance of bringing the Argentine back, then Spurs must do it at all costs.
He is a coach who knows how to get the best out of Dele Alli, who scored 55 goals and provided a further 50 assists in 194 games in all competitions across five consecutive seasons under the 49-year-old (Transfermarkt), and Alli himself has lauded him as an ‘unbelievable’ manager.
Former Tottenham player Andros Townsend even went as far as to claim that the Argentine was ‘the best manager in the world’ back in April, which is the highest compliment possible, and after getting Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019, he will feel as if he has unfinished business.
Pochettino was so close to giving them ultimate glory, so Levy should be confident that he can finally bring some long-awaited silverware to Tottenham.
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