Writing for football.london, journalist Rob Guest has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of a new manager after a big development.
The Lowdown: Spurs manager chase…
The Athletic reported last week that Spurs have been in talks with former Lilywhites managerial favourite Mauricio Pochettino and it is also believed that he is keen on a return to north London.
Far more recently, reports have emerged of Antonio Conte and how he may have leapfrogged the Argentine to become a frontrunner – with talks for him now ongoing (Dan Kilpatrick).
Conte appears to be emerging as a new favourite for the role, especially given his free agent status.
While Pochettino hasn’t totally been ruled out yet, Daniel Levy will have to go to war with Ligue 1 giants PSG if they aim to appoint him this summer and the Italian may just be the easier option.
The Latest: Journalist drops claim on possible boost…
Dropping a claim for football.london, reporter Guest believes Spurs may have been boosted in their manager pursuit by the big development of Carlo Ancelotti joining Real Madrid from Everton.
Guest, as a result, explained that Tottenham ‘appear to have been handed a huge boost’ in their search for a new manager.
The Verdict: Correct…
While PSG remain a heavy obstacle in the way of Spurs and Pochettino, the Lilywhites can still be encouraged by a new lack of outside competition when it comes to interested parties.
Madrid’s appointment of Ancelotti, now confirmed, means Tottenham must now be clear favourites to appoint either Pochettino, or most likely, Conte after recent developments.
Indeed, Spurs may well have been boosted in pursuit of their next manager with Real now out of the way.
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