Speaking live on talkSPORT, French football expert and Paris-Saint Germain journalist Loic Tanzi has dropped an update on Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur pursue their former manager.
The Lowdown: Pochettino to Spurs?
The Athletic broke news of Tottenham’s talks with Pochettino on Thursday morning in a development which grabbed plenty of attention.
Indeed, the managerial merry-go-round across Europe took yet another twist with this claim that the Argentine could make a stunning return to north London and is allegedly keen on a reunion with the club.
However, the big obstacle appears to be Pochettino’s current club PSG, with the general consensus being that they won’t let him go so easily.
The Latest: PSG journalist drops update…
Speaking live on talkSPORT‘s ‘White and Jordan show’, RMC Sport reporter Tanzi shared perspective from the PSG side of things and backed claims that the Ligue 1 giants want to keep hold of Pochettino.
“They won’t let Pochettino go anywhere,” he declared.
“I’ve been talking with them [PSG] this morning. They want him to stay at Paris Saint-German and they say there has been no contact between the clubs at the moment.
“They have no news from Pochettino and if he wants to leave the club. I know he had a meeting with the sporting director Leonardo on Monday night to speak about the market.”
The Verdict: Battle incoming…
Despite reports from reliable sources indicating that both Spurs and Pochettino want an N17 reunion, PSG’s firm stance will prove difficult to overcome as the French giants seem reluctant to lose their man. Indeed, the Argentine may have to resign if he wishes to come back to north London nearly five months after he was appointed at the Parc des Princes.
One aspect which could help Spurs in their pursuit of Pochettino may be the new-found availability of both Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane.
Both coaches would provide PSG with stellar replacement options as proven trophy winners should the 49-year-old decide on a return to Spurs, and that could well be a crucial factor.
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