Spurs reportedly planning one more push for 'best manager in the world', different option to Conte
Spurs seem to be closing in on Antonio Conte after weeks of searching for a new manager.
Tottenham parted company with Jose Mourinho in April, appointing Ryan Mason as caretaker manager.
Mason did well considering the pressure he was under, but Spurs need a more experienced boss in the long run.
The Italian left Inter Milan not long after leading them to the 2020-21 Serie A title.
However, The Sun claims that Tottenham are planning one final push for Mauricio Pochettino.
The former Spurs boss is reportedly keen on returning to N17, but is struggling to engineer an exit from PSG.
And Daniel Levy is reportedly going to attempt once more to snap up Pochettino.
If he fails, then Tottenham are likely to appoint Conte, added the report.
“The envy of Europe”
Former Spurs winger Andros Townsend rates Pochettino incredibly highly.
“Having played under Poch, I’d like to see him win the Champions League,” Towsend told talkSPORT in April.
“He deserves to win it, all of his work at Southampton that went unnoticed and the incredible job he did at Spurs.
“Because it didn’t end with a trophy, for some reason the general public don’t give him any credit for taking Tottenham from also-rans to the Champions League final.
“He’s one of the best managers, if not the best manager in the world.
“Name me one other manager who can do what he did in a five-year period with Spurs.
“Taking them from mediocrity when he took over to the envy of Europe and to the Champions League final.
“I don’t think any other manager can do what he did so, for me, he is the very best.”
Spurs have two potentially great options within reach – TBR View
Shortly after Mourinho got the sack, Spurs apparenly had several candidates in mind.
However, the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Erik ten Hag committed their futures elsewhere.
Now, it looks as though Spurs have the chance to either land Conte or Pochettino.
Both options would be great for Tottenham.
One is a proven serial winner in England and Italy, and the other – well, the other is Pochettino.