Speaking to Sky Sports (via Football Daily), journalist Kaveh Solhekol has dropped an update on Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino.
The Lowdown: Pochettino talks held by Spurs
On Thursday morning, the Athletic broke seismic news of Pochettino’s talks with Spurs whilst also lifting the lid on his desire to make a return to north London.
However, the BBC also report that no such contact has been made with his club, Paris-Saint Germain, with the general consensus being that they will fight tooth and nail to keep him in the French capital.
As such, chairman Daniel Levy may face a serious fight to appoint him.
The Latest: Reporter drops Pochettino update
Sharing an update, Sky Sports reporter Solhekol has claimed he has ‘some more information’ and confirms that ‘this is not a done deal’.
“We’ve just been able to get some more information in the last ten minutes or so,” he explained to the broadcaster (via Football Daily).
“I’ll just run through it quickly for you.
“First of all Spurs would love to have Mauricio Pochettino back as their manager, but this is not a done deal.
“One source this morning was telling us it very close to being done, another source just now saying that it is still some way off at the moment.”
The Verdict: Managerial merry-go-round…
As reports emerged on Thursday morning of Pochettino’s interest in taking the Spurs job and vice versa, they were quickly followed by reports from France dismissing them entirely.
This latest claim from Solhekol, whilst offering no encouragement of Tottenham appointing Pochettino imminently, at least reiterates interest from the Lilywhites in his sensational return to north London.
Spurs have apparently been looking for a new boss in the image of Pochettino to put the Jose Mourinho era behind them, and they won’t hire a boss any closer to that mould than the former fan favourite himself.
However, PSG’s firm stance and the fact he still has one year left on his deal at the Parc des Princes mean this move could be difficult to pull off.
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