Tottenham are reportedly ‘in talks’ with Mauricio Pochettino over a shock return to the club this summer as the north Londoners seek a replacement for Jose Mourinho.
Spurs are currently assessing their options as the club seek to appoint a new manager ahead of the 2021/22 season, with a host of names – including Belgium manager Roberto Martinez and Brighton’s Graham Potter – having been linked with the vacant position.
According to The Athletic, one name that has now emerged in the frame is that of Pochettino, just 18 months after the Argentine was sacked by Spurs and replaced by Mourinho.
Pochettino enjoyed a successful five-and-a-half-year spell in the capital and oversaw Spurs’ transformation into Champions League regulars, leading the club to the final of the competition in 2019 before being dismissed following an indifferent start to the following campaign.
A return would likely prove a popular move among the Spurs faithful, though the Argentine only took charge of Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year and prising him from the Ligue 1 side could prove difficult.
The 49-year-old has reportedly failed to settle in France and could be open to a return to Spurs, having faced the same ‘internal issues’ as predecessor Thomas Tuchel at the Parc des Princes.
PSG will be reluctant for further managerial upheaval so soon after his appointment however, and Pochettino may need to resign from his position if he is to seal a return to Spurs after talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Tottenham’s players are believed to be keen on the prospect of Pochettino returning to the club, having endured a period of regression since his departure.