Tottenham facing competition to re-hire Mauricio Pochettino from Real Madrid
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 23
Mauricio Pochettino managed Tottenham from 2014 to 2019 (Photo: Getty)

Tottenham could struggle to bring back to the dugout with reportedly interested in hiring him as their new manager.

Pochettino is widely tipped to return to north London in the summer with seemingly destined to leave the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

The Italian is out of contract at the end of the season but could be sacked by Daniel Levy as early as this week after his .

Either way, Tottenham are on the hunt for a new manager, and Pochettino is the favourite for the job given his popularity with the players, affinity for the club and previous success with the team from 2014 to 2019.

The Argentine has been out of work since his dismissal from PSG last summer but will face competition for the role from the likes of fellow of work managers Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique.

Also heavily linked are Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner, Porto’s Sergio Conceicao, Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi and Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou.

It is unclear whether Levy wants to bring his former manager back to the club but if he does he may need to act fast, as report that Real Madrid are also keen to acquire his services.

Carlo Ancelotti could leave Real Madrid just a year after winning the Champions League (Photo: Getty)

Though Carlo Ancelotti has a contract until 2024, his future at the Santiago Bernabeu seems uncertain with Los Blancos 12 points behind arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga.

Though Ancelotti has said he will only leave if the Spanish giants don’t want him, there are rumours he could take over the Brazil national team who have been without a manager since crashing out of the 2022 World Cup.

Should the Real job become available, Pochettino is said to be near the top of their shortlist alongside the likes of Tuchel, Raul and Xabi Alonso.

Real have been linked with Pochettino twice before, in 2018 and 2021, but he was very much committed to Spurs and PSG on both occasions.

Regardless of who is chosen to take over, no new manager will begin work until the summer, with Ryan Mason set to once again assume caretaker duties if Conte leaves, just as he did two years ago when Jose Mourinho was sacked.

Tottenham are currently fourth in the table with 10 games left to play, the first of which takes place on 3rd April at Everton.


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