While discussing the possibility of Mauricio Pochettino returning to Tottenham Hotspur, The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has revealed that Daniel Levy and the Argentine remain on ‘amicable terms’.

On the back of Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat against Arsenal, reports have indicated over the last couple of days that Conte’s days at the North London club might be numbered, with Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel named as two potential successors to the Italian (The Daily Mail).

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This has now been backed up by Kilpatrick, who has suggested that there are no obvious candidates apart from those two names since Luis Enrique is untested in England and Brendan Rodgers’ stock has fallen.

The journalist reveals that Levy and Pochettino have stayed in touch since the 50-year-old departed Tottenham three and a half years ago but questions whether the Spurs chairman would be able to swallow his pride and turn to the Argentine.

Kilpatrick also questions whether Fabio Paratici would be on board with the idea of bringing Pochettino back to the club.

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I think it is clear that Levy would be prepared to bring Pochettino back to the club if Conte leaves, since the Spurs chairman tried to bring reappoint the Argentine hiring Nuno Espirito Santo 18 months ago.

However, with Paratici now calling the shots, it is likely that Tuchel would be the man that Spurs turn to, with the Tottenham managing director seemingly not having the same footballing philosophy as Pochettino.

In fact, it is worth remembering that Levy only appointed Paratici and handed him the task of identifying the next head coach in 2021, once the Spurs chairman’s efforts to bring Pochetitno back to the club (presumably as a manager rather than just as a head coach) failed.

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