Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham wants him as manager despite PSG being convinced that he would stay

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After firing Jose Mourinho as their head coach in April, Tottenham looks to recruit a suitable replacement in the dugout. With Ryan Mason acting as the interim as of now, they are a seemingly brittle force and would wish to secure a worthy contender at the earliest. Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked from his role at the club in late 2019, is once again on the radar for the manager role.

Earlier, the Argentine was also among the options for Real Madrid. Since Zinedine Zidane resigned from his position after two seasons in his second spell, Los Blancos were surfing the market for a suitor. Ultimately, with the signing of ex-manager Carlo Ancelotti, the void at the Santiago Bernabeu has been fulfilled. This was further motivation for Spurs to pursue Pochettino. However, his potential transfer to North London appears to be complicated.

With his current club in Paris Saint Germain contently reassured that they will end up keeping him beyond the summer, Spurs owner Daniel Levy is noticeably considering different options as well. However, Fabrizio Romano has reported that if Pochettino desires, and makes a public announcement, there could arise an opportunity for him to be at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season. In any other case, PSG are confident in their belief of retaining him.

Pochettino was appointed as Tuchel’s replacement at PSG (via NBC Sports)
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Pochettino has been in Paris for less than a season after taking over when Thomas Tuchel was fire mid-season. Even if there is a chance that he expresses his desire to move, the situation will largely be in the control of Paris Saint Germain. The French giants absolutely wish to hold onto him beyond the summer. Conveniently enough, they would be in a position to demand an extremely high amount of money to release him from his 18-month contract that he signed in January.

With the plethora of talks around other managers such as Antonio Conte, Spurs realize that the Pochettino saga has a huge potential to fall into complications, if not acted upon soon.

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