‘That’s a big call’ – Glenn Hoddle gives his view on the potential return of Mauricio Pochettino

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Dom Le Roy

Glenn Hoddle has admitted that he remains unconvinced about whether a return to Tottenham Hotspur for Mauricio Pochettino will materialise.

The Argentine has been heavily linked with the vacancy in North London with the Daily Mail reporting yesterday that he has told Paris Saint-Germain that he wishes to quit the club this summer with Spurs and Real Madrid both interested in making him their new head coach.

Hoddle believes that it would take Spurs chairman Daniel Levy admitting that he made a mistake in dismissing the 49-year-old after five years in charge in November 2019 with Pochettino having taken over at the French giants in January.

Goal have claimed that Levy is prepared to give Pochettino the stability of a long-term contract along with full decision-making powers to entice him back to his former employer.

Hoddle told talkSPORT (28 May, 9:00am): “It’s difficult one that one. Will Daniel Levy say: ‘I made a big mistake’? That’s a big call,”  

“Poch hasn’t really done well over there (at PSG). You’re expected to win the league, that’s a given. I’m not sure about that one will materialise.” 

The 63-year-old also questioned whether Pochettino’s return would be enough to persuade Harry Kane that his future lies at the club.

“I think it would be helpful in many ways but is that the right thing? To bring a manager back just to save a star player? I’m not sure,” Hoddle added whilst highlighting the fact that any potential suitor could face a difficult prospect of agreeing a deal.

“With three years left on your contract, it’s going to be a difficult deal to do as much as Harry wants to leave.” 

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