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Pochettino in talks with Tottenham about a shock return - Reports


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Paris Saint Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino could be in line for an incredible return to Tottenham Hotspur to replace Jose Mourinho.

The Athletic report that the Argentine has held talks with the North London club, who have a vacancy to fill after sacking Mourinho in April.

Pochettino is the most successful manager in Tottenham's recent history. He never won a trophy with Spurs, but guided them to second place in the Premier League in 2017 and then the Champions League final in 2019.

His first season in Paris has been mixed - the club reached the Champions League semi-finals but lost their Ligue 1 crown to Lille.

There is a degree of solidity to the story - Football London also report that talks have taken place and that the 49-year-old is interested in rejoining the club where he spent five and a half years.

A former World Cup player with Argentina and manager of Espanyol, Pochettino joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2014.

He revolutionised the style of play, with a high-intensity attacking game yielding results and eye-candy football.

Players such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli flourished under his watch.

The iconic moment for Spurs fans was Lucas Moura's last gasp goal in the Champions League semi-final second leg in Ajax in 2019, which sent Spurs to their first European Cup final, a decider they would lose to Liverpool.

Pochettino has one year remaining on his current PSG contract.

His appointment would be popular among the Tottenham faithful, many of whom are unhappy with Chairman Daniel Levy and owners ENIC over the botched Jose Mourinho appointment, the folly of the Super League involvement, £60 tickets for the return of fans against Aston Villa and the attempted furlough of staff last year.

Levy recently said that a successful football team was central to the club's ambitions and he admitted that dealing with the stadium build and the impact of the pandemic made Tottenham lose sight of 'some key priorities and what's truly in our DNA'.

The reappointment of Pochettino could go a long way towards alleviating supporter concerns.


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