As per le10sport, Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy may have been gifted a possible boost as they eye Paris-Saint Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Lowdown: Pochettino and Spurs, the saga…
The Athletic first broke news of Pochettino’s talks with Tottenham a fortnight ago in what was a pretty seismic managerial development at N17.
Pochettino was said to be keen on a return to the English capital amid these discussions but current club PSG would fight tooth and nail to keep him (The Athletic).
As the Ligue 1 giants dug their heels in, Spurs turned to other targets with the clock ticking over a long-awaited heir to former boss Jose Mourinho.
The Latest: Glimmer of hope?
Now, French news outlet le10sport have come out with an encouraging claim involving Pochettino and one that could possibly reignite hope of his return to N17.
Indeed, they state that PSG have taken the foot off their originally firm stance on his exit and now ‘wouldn’t oppose’ his departure from the club.
This is apparently due to the availability of former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane who they see as a ‘dream’ successor to Pochettino.
It is also stated that PSG are ‘already in working’ on an offer for Zidane if the Argentine leaves for Spurs this summer with the Lilywhites maintaining an interest.
The Verdict: Promising claim…
As Spurs continue the hunt for their next manager, it is arguable that Pochettino is the perfect candidate – especially considering he already knows the club and fits into Levy’s managerial checklist.
Former Lilywhites winger Andros Townsend, speaking to talkSPORT, lauded him as ‘one of the best managers, if not the best manager in the world’ – namely due to his fine job at Spurs over the five-year tenure.
Amid the financial strains brought upon clubs by coronavirus, with Spurs needing to adopt a sell-to-buy policy this summer, a boss like Pochettino is exactly who they need given his ability to work under limited resources.
In other news: Tottenham ‘monster’ now ‘open’ to leaving N17, find out more here.
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