TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has said that he can see Mauricio Pochettino returning to Tottenham if and when Antonio Conte departs the club.

Pochettino has been without work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and the Argentine was mooted as a candidate for the Aston Villa job before the Villans appointed Unai Emery.

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90 min reported back in October that one of the reasons why the 50-year-old did not want to head to Villa Park was that he believed the Spurs job could soon open up.

Speaking to The Athletic last month, Pochettino admitted that he would be open to taking over as England boss from Gareth Southgate if the job opens up.

The former Spurs boss also gave an interview to talkSPORT a couple of days ago in which he said that he is open to returning to the Premier League and still considers London to be his home.

Crook, who was the man who conducted the interview, has now been debating with Simon Jordan on whether Pochettino is an elite manager or not.

When Jordan said that he cannot see the Argentine getting a top-six job in the Premier League, the journalist responded: “I can see him back at Spurs if Conte goes back to Juventus, although he (Conte) might not go to Juventus now, given their problems. I can see him back at Spurs.”

Jordan then said: “I don’t see that happening. And I don’t see him managing Chelsea, I don’t see him managing Liverpool, I don’t see him managing Manchester City.”

Watch their full debate on talkSPORT below:

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If Conte does walk away, Pochettino will undoubtedly be the man that most Spurs fans want to take over. However, I do not see that happening anytime soon as I believe that Levy realises that he has a world-class manager at the helm at the moment, and I expect the Spurs hierarchy to tie the Italian down to a long-term contract.

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