‘Pushing like mad’ – Journalist makes claim about Spurs managerial candidate

Journalist Shaun Custis has claimed that Mauricio Pochettino has been ‘pushing like mad’ to seal a return to Tottenham Hotspur.

Reports over the last 48 hours have indicated that Tottenham have held crisis talks regarding Antonio Conte’s future after the Italian’s public rant on Saturday following the 3-3 draw at Southampton (Daily Mail).

Football Insider even claimed on Sunday that the Lilywhites hierarchy have discussed parting ways with their head coach immediately and putting Ryan Mason in charge on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

The Telegraph suggested yesterday that Daniel Levy has been speaking to his closes confidants on the matter and the expectation is for the Spurs chairman to sack Conte this week.

Custis has now revealed on talkSPORT that Pochettino is desperate to return to N17 and has been pushing hard to get the job back.

The journalist asserted, however, that Levy is reluctant to reappoint the Argentine as that would be an admission of his mistake in sacking him back in 2019.

He said: “Much as Pochettino has been pushing like mad to get his job back.”

Custis was questioned by former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy on his claim to which he added: “Yeah, he absolutely has. Daniel Levy seems very reluctant to admit, if you like that he made a mistake in the first place or to bow to the pressure that is on him to have Pochettino back.”

Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham after five years in charge of the club in November 2019 having led the club to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final in the 2018/19 campaign.

Mauricio Pochettino
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The reason this revelation by Custis is suspect is that we know Levy has tried to bring Pochetttino back to the club already back in 2021. The Spurs chairman is clearly not shy of handing the Argentine the job if he feels it would be the right move.

It has been made pretty clear over the last few weeks that others on the club’s board, as well as Paratici, may have reservations about re-appointing Pochettino.

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