‘100 per cent’ – Pochettino breaks silence over his future amidst Spurs links

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that, as things stand, he is ‘100 per cent’ likely to remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season but admitted things might change in the future.

Reports have emerged over recent days suggesting that Pochettino is set to part ways with PSG at the end of the season, with Antonio Conte being mooted as a potential replacement for the Argentine (Le Parisien).

GFFN have even stated that Levy has been in contact with Pochettino over recent months and is trying to convince the 50-year-old to return to N17.

Meanwhile, RMC Sport have reported that Levy would welcome the idea of bringing Pochettino back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer and would not be against the idea of Conte leaving if the Argentine could return. 

PSG sporting director Leonardo has admitted that the club will hold discussions with Pochettino at the end of the season (Sky Sport Italia via Fabrizio Romano).

When asked about the chances of him and Kylian Mbappe remaining at Parc des Princes next season, Pochettino responded (via Football365): “100 per cent in both cases. That is how I feel today. That is what I can say to you today. I can’t say anything else. That is how I feel right now.

“This is football and we never know what might happen. But I have to answer the question based on how I feel today. And that is what I have done.”

However, Pochettino admitted that he has not sat down with the PSG hierarchy to discuss the plans for next season.

He added: “There haven’t been any concrete talks, beyond what is normal in terms of our plans and what we have been doing so far. We have a natural relationship. We communicate depending on the circumstances at the time.

“But the relationship and communication are good. We keep working hard, not just bearing in mind the present, but also with the responsibility in this job which is to think about the future. So that is what we are doing.”

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The writing seems on the wall for Pochettino at PSG but I do not think there is any chance of him returning to Spurs as I fully expect Conte to stay. 

With the Man Utd job taken and with Xavi and Ancelotti doing well at Barca and Madrid respectively, Pochettino might have little choice but to potentially take up a job in the Serie A if he wants a swift return to management.

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