Former Tottenham Hotspur player and football pundit Jamie O’Hara has issued a plea to his former club on Twitter to replace Antonio Conte with Mauricio Pochettino.

Conte has been at Tottenham for just over 13 months now, and there are plenty of positives to take from his tenure so far. Under the Italian’s leadership, the Lilywhites climbed the Premier League table last season and finished fourth, securing Champions League football in the process.

Mauricio Pochettino

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This season has been a little less impressive, though. Despite a best-ever start to a Premier League campaign, and with Spurs still sitting in fourth place now, performances on the pitch have been widely criticised.

Many fans and pundits are frustrated by the North London side’s inability to take control of a match in the first half, and while Spurs have fought back to reclaim points many times this season, this approach to games is felt to be unsustainable.

Conte’s contract expires at the end of the season and while negotiations are ongoing to tie the 53-year-old to a new deal, the likelihood of that happening is up for debate.

The Athletic hints that sources close to the club are now less optimistic about Conte committing his future, but Alasdair Gold insists Spurs are hopeful they can resolve the situation.

After Spurs once again fought back from behind to claim a point away at Brentford yesterday, it appears some have lost patience with Conte and are considering other options. Jamie O’Hara sits firmly in that camp, it seems.

On Twitter, he posted: “Bring back Poch.” It should be noted however, O’Hara tweeted this before Spurs had completed their comeback.

Spurs Web Opinion

I really don’t think Antonio Conte is the problem and I really don’t think bringing Mauricio Pochettino back is the answer. We have to look at the resources Conte is being given to work with and understand that we are always going to struggle with the current squad in general no matter who is in charge.

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