Tottenham Hotspur’s 70-plus day search for a new head coach had more twists and turns than an Australian soap opera.
Daniel Levy’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho just a matter of days before the Carabao Cup final came as a shock to some, with Harry Kane even admitting that he was surprised by what had happened (Sky Sports).
Having initially been linked with the likes of Graham Potter, Erik ten Hag and Roberto Martinez (Football.London), Tottenham were linked with a sensational return to North London for Mauricio Pochettino.
The Athletic claim that Steve Hitchen was in discussions with the Argentine throughout May in a bid to convince him to return to the club and the talks ramped up following the end of Paris Saint-Germain’s season.
Pochettino was said to have been torn over what to do, with one half relishing the opportunity to head back to his former employer where he was adored by the fans and had a decent amount of power, but the other half was reluctant to walk out on PSG after having only been there a matter of months and was enjoying working with top talent.
PSG were prepared to dig in their heels and hold the 49-year-old to his contract with Spurs rumoured to have been prepared to have doubled his salary.
Nasser al Khelaifi, PSG club president went to the lengths of telling Pochettino that he was going nowhere and the club carried on with their summer business ahead of the new season.
It sounds like Tottenham exhausted all attempts to try and lure Pochettino back to the club but were foiled in their efforts by PSG. While he has previously admitted that he wants to manage the club again in the future, the fans now have to throw their support behind Nuno.
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