Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is open to a return to north London should they part company with Antonio Conte, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.

Pochettino saw his time in charge of Tottenham come to an end after a five-year stint in November 2019 just a matter of months after taking the club to the final of the Champions League and was replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Conte’s relationship with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and the hierarchy is said to have sourced with the Italian understood to be refusing to sign a new contract to commit his future to the club yet remains committed to seeing out his current deal which ends this summer.

Tottenham are now reported to be considering their options with Levy and Pochettino still maintaining a good relationship despite the sacking in 2019 and are now left in the position of whether to stick with Conte until the end of the campaign or cut ties and pay up the remainder of his deal.

Pochettino admitted in an interview with BT Sport in 2020 that he has his heart set on a return to Tottenham in the future to finish the work he started and win a trophy for the supporters.

Antonio Conte

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SpursWeb Opinion

Tottenham need to act quickly and make a decision of what direction they want to go in.  There is simply no point in sticking with Conte until the summer if both parties are not aligned with their vision and ambition.

The band-aid should be ripped off and a new manager, who is committed to whatever project they wish to undertake should be appointed and let’s face it, a complete rebuild of the squad is needed.

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