‘If he waits’: Tottenham told fan favourite could return after leaving in 2019
Craig Burley has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino could return to Tottenham ‘if he waits long enough’, as he told ESPN.
The 50-year-old is set to get the sack from Paris Saint-Germain, with suggestions that he wants to return to the Premier League, as reported by ESPN.
Pochettino was sacked by Spurs in 2019, he then went on and landed the job at PSG, winning the Ligue 1 title, but not the sought-after Champions League – Thierry Henry spoke about his struggles in France compared to England.
It’s all coming to a bitter end now, as a number of the top jobs in Europe are taken up, including Antonio Conte now making orders at Hotspur Way.
Former Scotland international Burley thinks Pochettino’s stock has dropped since leaving Spurs because he ‘underachieved’ with the Qatari-backed club.
“If he waits long enough, then he might get his job at Tottenham back,” said Burley.
“Yes, I think so (his stock has dropped). What he was doing at Tottenham was overachieving.
“In some senses, although he has won Ligue 1, there is a sense of underachievement at PSG and not being able to handle a very difficult dressing room it seems. And the Sporting director (Leonardo).”
POCHETTINO STILL ADMIRED AT TOTTENHAM
Whilst Spurs didn’t put a trophy in their cabinet during Pochettino’s time at the club.
One thing is for sure, he left memories that will last a lifetime for that club, including reaching the Champions League final, which made him a firm fan favourite.
It all ended in a pretty sour manner, with Daniel Levy handing the keys to Jose Mourinho, Ryan Mason, Nuno Espirito Santo and now Conte since then.
It seems as though Tottenham are now heading back to where they were under Poch himself.
But, given that this is Tottenham, it could of course all unravel in next to no time, but this is the best chance they have of lifting a trophy in a very long time.
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