Speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur ‘insider’/club source John Wenham has made a managerial claim involving Mauricio Pochettino.
The Lowdown: Pressure on Nuno…
This Sunday could play centre stage to one of the most crucial games of Tottenham’s season already as the pressure grows on new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
After a brilliant start, even managing to pick up the Premier League Manager of the Month award for August, the 47-year-old is now at the centre of reported unrest behind the scenes.
Tottenham have lost their last three league games in humiliating fashion, conceding three goals to a trio of their London rivals in the space of a few weeks.
Now, Wenham made a managerial claim involving former fan favourite Pochettino.
The Latest: Pochettino claim dropped…
As per the Spurs insider/club source, who regularly breaks news on his social media channel Lilywhite Rose, Tottenham and by extension chairman Daniel Levy ‘are watching’ Pochettino’s situation at Paris-Saint Germain.
“Tottenham are watching the situation at PSG,” Wenham told Football Insider.
“The Messi-Pochettino thing has somewhat quietened down by the looks of things.
“If Pochettino became available, would Tottenham replace Nuno with him?
“I think they would. All you have to do is look at how hard Levy went for him in the summer.
“They were scared off by the financial muscle of PSG. I think that is the only way Tottenham would get rid of Nuno.”
The Verdict: Tall order…
Nuno arguably hasn’t had enough time to change Tottenham’s fortunes and it’s only logical he gets a fair crack at the whip.
If results continue to slump in devastating fashion as they have done, though, Pochettino would come as an amazing appointment if they can prise him away from the French capital – especially considering former keeper Heurelho Gomes called him a ‘football genius‘.
However, Spurs tried and failed to bring him back to N17 earlier this year and it could be an even taller order now given the squad Pochettino has to play with at PSG.
As it stands, Levy bringing back the £115,000-per-week boss certainly seems unlikely from our point of view.
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