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Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino still ‘highly regarded’

Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino still ‘highly regarded’ -Tottenham Hotspur News

Transfer expert Dean Jones says that Mauricio Pochettino is still ‘highly regarded’ at Tottenham Hotspur amid Antonio Conte’s uncertain future.

The Lowdown: Conte’s future

Conte’s contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is set to run out in the summer, and he is yet to sign a new deal.

As per The Athletic, Conte has been regularly linked with a potential return to Juventus over the last few months, while talks over his future at Spurs are thought to have raised the possibility of an exit at the end of the campaign.

The Latest: Pochettino ‘highly regarded’

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claims former Lilywhites manager Pochettino is still ‘highly regarded’ at the club, and there is a ‘feeling’ that he may have an ‘added edge’ to him if he did return:

“Pochettino is still highly regarded at the club, there’s no doubt about that. There’s even a feeling within some at Tottenham that if he did come back, he might have an added edge to him, even a bit more bite and motivation to go one step further than he did last time.

“He set a new standard at Tottenham when he was there and it was very hard to get back to that moment.”

The Verdict: Give Conte what he wants

As tempting as it may be to bring Pochettino back to the club, the North Londoners must look to tie Conte down to a new deal instead.

The Italian came in midway through last season, and managed to help Tottenham qualify for the UEFA Champions League ahead of their bitter rivals Arsenal.

Even though his style of play has been criticised by supporters this season, he has still managed to get Spurs into the top four once more, and also qualify from their Champions League group in first place.

Nonetheless, Conte is a serial winner, and if any manager is going to help the Lilywhites end their 14-year trophy drought, it would be him.

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