Mauricio Pochettino linked with Tottenham return

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

The future of PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has been plunged into uncertainty and as is commonplace, the news of his potential departure has had a knock-on effect across the continent.

Sky Sports reported on Monday that higher-ups in the French capital were “considering the futures” of both head-coach Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo.

The latter has been central to the recently crowned Ligue 1 champions transfer movements since returning to the club he previously played for in 2019.

Despite their recent domestic success, amending the shortcomings of last campaign, PSG’s owners are thought to be “unsatisfied” with the club’s trajectory, particularly in Europe.

Pochettino’s side were knocked out of the Champions League in the Round-of-16 by Real Madrid in agonising fashion, with a Karim Benzema hat-trick partnered with individual errors leading to capitulation.

Following this news, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive in regard to potential replacements for Pochettino in the event of his departure.

French outlet RMC Sport, as quoted by HITC, have suggested a return to former employers Tottenham Hotspur could be a possibility.

Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy, who has previously said Pochettino, and his coaching staff would “always be welcome”, is reportedly willing to oversee the Argentine’s return to North-London.

According to the same report, news of Pochettino’s potential availability has coincided with a disturbance at Tottenham, with Levy and current manager Antonio Conte having a difference of opinion concerning the vision of the club.

Therefore, a potential swap could be on the cards. RMC Sport added that Conte could be willing to oblige on the proviso that his current €17 million-a-year (£14.30m) salary would be doubled and he could bring his own coaching staff and sporting director to Paris.

If to happen, this would be a sensational turn of events and one that arguably on paper could suit both parties.

PSG get a manager with a track record of winning trophies while Tottenham reunite with a head-coach that many have argued was prematurely dismissed.

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That being said, Conte’s exit could prove divisive among the Tottenham faithful considering the positive impact the Italian has had since taking over in November.