Rumors of Mauricio Pochettino’s return to Tottenham have resurfaced.
Antonio Conte has led Tottenham since midway through last season. Coach Conte made a rebound for Tottenham, which was in slump, and finished the season in 4th place, winning a ticket to the UEFA Champions League (UCL). This season also has doubts about performance, but it has achieved results by finishing 4th in the league and advancing to the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
Tottenham are hoping to renew the contract with coach Conte. Conte’s contract with Tottenham expires at the end of this season. In a situation where there is an option to extend for one year, discussions on renewing the contract during the 2022 FIFA World Cup break in Qatar failed to reach an agreement. There was also news that Tottenham wanted a long-term contract, but manager Conte was rejecting it.
Britain’s ’90MIN’ reported the internal situation of Tottenham on the 20th (Korean time). The media said, “Director Conte is not 100% trusted inside Tottenham. There is a position against him. They prefer a different direction than Conte and Pochettino is one of the candidates.”
Pochettino led Tottenham from 2014 to 2019 and was with him in his prime. Under manager Pochettino, Tottenham entered the top tier, including runners-up in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League. However, the sluggishness started from the next season and he eventually left Tottenham. Pochettino continued his career at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), but was sacked last season. 메이저사이트
The media cited Son Heung-min as a factor in Pochettino’s return. ’90MIN’ said, “Tottenham are trying to keep Son Heung-min and Harry Kane as key players by signing new contracts. Pochettino has good memories with them. In particular, while working at the BBC during the World Cup, he said, ‘Son Heung-min is my best signing’.”
“I think Pochettino still has work to do at Tottenham. He has aspirations to come back and win the title,” he added, conveying the possibility of a transfer. Rumors of a return to manager Pochettino have reappeared while there has been no news of Conte’s renewal of the contract.