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Tottenham Hotspur Would Sack Nuno Espirito Santo To Get Mauricio Pochettino Back

Ryan Sidle

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Tottenham Hotspur Would Sack Nuno Espirito Santo To Get Mauricio Pochettino Back

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Tottenham Hotspur are still in pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino and would sack Nuno Espirito Santo if the PSG manager became available.

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In the summer Spurs needed to replace Jose Mourinho, after Ryan Mason took over from their former manager on an interim basis at the end of last season.

The club's search took them across several options, with some backing out of the process, like Antonio Conte, and others being rejected by Spurs after pressure from fans, such as Gennaro Gattuso.

Chairman Daniel Levy really wanted to bring Pochettino back to the club but, having only moved to PSG in January, the Ligue 1 giants didn't want to let him go.

In the end Nuno was signed but things haven't started great for the former Wolves manager and the manner of defeat in last weekend's north London derby has put him under pressure.

And that pressure will increase if anything happens in Paris that sees Pochettino lose his job, or become available, according to Football Insider.

Poch helped deliver one of the best nights in Spurs' modern history, in the Champions League semi-final comeback. Image: PA Images
Poch helped deliver one of the best nights in Spurs' modern history, in the Champions League semi-final comeback. Image: PA Images

Their Tottenham source, John Wenham, claims that whilst Nuno's future is currently secure, things would change if Levy could bring Pochettino back, despite being the one who sacked him just months after reaching the Champions League final in 2019.

Whilst the former Southampton manager is currently doing well in the French capital, any dropping of standards would instantly put him under pressure.

He failed to win Ligue 1 or the Champions League last season and the transfer additions this summer, especially that of Lionel Messi, only adds to the pressure to deliver the biggest titles.

Poch had a mini falling out with Messi, after subbing him off in a game a couple of weeks ago, and if anything like that recurred that could also lead to questions about his future at the Parc des Princes.

Things were desperately poor for Spurs against Arsenal. Image: PA Images
Things were desperately poor for Spurs against Arsenal. Image: PA Images

"Tottenham are watching the situation at PSG," Wenham told Football Insider, "The Messi-Pochettino thing has somewhat quietened down by the looks of things.

"If Pochettino became available, would Tottenham replace Nuno with him?

"I think they would. All you have to do is look at how hard Levy went for him in the summer.

"They were scared off by the financial muscle of PSG. I think that is the only way Tottenham would get rid of Nuno."

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur, Nuno Espirito Santo, Transfers

Ryan Sidle
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