Amidst reports linking Mauricio Pochettino with a potential return to Tottenham, The Sun’s Martin Lipton has revealed that the former Spurs boss and Daniel Levy are now on good terms.
The Daily Mail reported last week that Antonio Conte’s future at Tottenham looks ‘increasingly uncertain’ and suggested that Spurs may turn to either Pochettino or Thomas Tuchel to replace the Italian.
Conte’s future at the club was cast into even more doubt when Gianluca Di Marzio predicted on Sunday that he does not see the 53-year-old staying in North London beyond the end of the season (Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas).
Meanwhile, TuttoMercatoWeb reported yesterday that the Spurs hierarchy is already planning for life after Conte and had even ‘begun direct talks’ with Pochettino regarding a return to the club.
Lipton has now explained that the relationship between the Argentine and Levy was always very strong and their disagreement back in 2019 is no longer an issue.
The journalist told Off The Ball: “The relationship between Pochettino and Levy was very strong. You have to remember that, they used to go on holiday together and all of that.
“They disagreed on things, but that was mostly about the finances of the stadium. Levy felt he couldn’t give Pochettino all of the money he wanted and one summer it was none of the money he wanted. But that’s no longer an issue.”
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Pochettino has made it clear since leaving Spurs that he wants to return to the club one day, which in itself is perhaps a sign that he is on good terms with the club’s hierarchy.
I have no doubt that the Argentine will be the man Levy turns to replace Conte (if the Italian does not turn things around soon), particularly given that Paratici’s future at Spurs also seems to be in doubt.
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