Tottenham ‘wants to start talks with Paris Saint-Germain about bringing Mauricio Pochettino back on MONDAY’ … and former boss ‘will ask wanton star striker Harry Kane to commit another season’
- Argentine boss Pochettino spent five and a half years at Spurs from 2014-2019
- And Tottenham are reportedly planning to open talks about a return as early as next week
- If he does go back, he will ask Kane to stay another year
Tottenham will reportedly open talks about a dramatic return for Mauricio Pochettino as early as next week, with the former boss also asking star striker Harry Kane to stay another year when he returns to the club.
Pochettino had a largely successful spell in North London from 2014 to 2019, but was sacked with the 14th squad in the Premier League in November, following poor form following the limp 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in May.
The Paris Saint-Germain manager has been strongly linked to a return to Spurs, and according to the Sun, the club wants to start official negotiations on Monday.
Spurs reportedly opened talks to bring Mauricio Pochettino back on Monday
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would consider hiring the popular Argentinian again
Pochettino, 49, joined PSG in January in his first role since leaving Tottenham, and has had mixed success in the French capital.
He led PSG to victories in the French Super Cup and the French Cup, but they missed the Ligue 1 title for the second time in the past nine years and were eliminated from the Champions League by Manchester City after a 4-1 aggregate semi-final. -final loss.
The Argentinian is said to be disappointed with the way the French side is being managed and clashed with sporting director Leonardo, meaning he could be open to a return to English football.
When Pochettino returns, he will ask attacker Harry Kane to stay another year
Kane won the Premier League’s Golden Boot and has expressed his desire to win trophies elsewhere
If he is recovered, he will ask Kane to give him another campaign at the club instead of forcing a move elsewhere.
The English skipper pitched Liverpool’s Mo Salah to the Premier League Golden Boot, scored 23 goals against Salah’s 22, and is a true world-class striker.
He has openly discussed his desire to leave and win big trophies, with those currently unlikely at Spurs, though Chairman Daniel Levy hopes the prospect of Pochettino’s return could encourage Kane to stay.
Levy hopes that bringing Pochettino to the club will encourage Kane to stay
However, it is clear that retaining the 27-year-old is not a deal-breaker for the former 20-cap Argentina international.
Tottenham, which finished seventh in the Premier League to qualify for the new Europa Conference League, would have prepared several options if Kane went anyway.
Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Southampton’s Danny Ings – who scored 14 and 12 league goals – are seen as potential replacements, but those clubs would almost certainly demand more than the £ 28 million, and £ 20 million initially paid for it.