Report claims Antonio Conte could now help Tottenham's pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino, both out of work
Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Mauricio Pochettino remains at the top of the list for Tottenham Hotspur, but Antonio Conte could now help their pursuit of the Argentine. Conte, himself, is also a front-runner for the Spurs job – especially after Real Madrid chose to appoint Carlo Ancelotti.
Conte chose to leave Inter Milan last month just days after stopping Juventus from achieving a tenth successive title. Inter won their first Serie A trophy since 2009-10, but Conte departed several days later. He was expected to be in line for the job at Real Madrid.
But the Spanish outfit decided to bring back Ancelotti. The Italian failed to build on a brilliant first half of the season at Everton, and the Toffees finished in tenth. He returns six years after a two-year spell at Madrid. Now, it is claimed that Conte and Pochettino are the two candidates for Spurs.
However, a new report from CalcioMercato suggests that Conte might even help Spurs get Pochettino back to the club. The North London outfit want him but PSG are keen to keep the Argentine. It is now claimed that Conte would be open to joining PSG, which would allow Pochettino to go to Spurs.
Could Tottenham really convince Pochettino, if Conte joined PSG?
First of all, it is a sign that Daniel Levy is willing to admit he made a mistake. Sacking Pochettino has been disastrous for Spurs. The downward spiral is not because of the manager in place – proved by Mourinho’s time in charge. It is a lack of investment.
Pochettino will only leave PSG if Tottenham and Levy hand him the nceessary funds to rebuild – and assurances that Harry Kane will stay. They need a goalkeeper, right-back, centre-backs, midfielder, and then possible replacements for Gareth Bale, Erik Lamela and others that might depart. A big job.
Pochettino is ready to leave PSG – his relationship with sporting director Leonardo, currently, is not great, as per recent reports.
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