Tottenham’s manager search is a bit all over the place at the moment, but speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles has claimed that they still have an eye on Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs have been linked strongly with the likes of Julen Lopetegui and Paulo Fonseca over the past 48 hours, but Castles believes that Spurs are still holding out hope that Pochettino will be available soon.
What’s been said?
Castles says that Pochettino is still Spurs’ priority and that he could be on the move soon if PSG don’t sort out the situation with their Sporting Director.
“The priority for Tottenham if they can make it happen remains Mauricio Pochettino. As we said last week, Leonardo’s position as the Sporting Director at PSG is in doubt. Qatar are making a decision about that at the moment and are looking at alternative candidates, in fact Paratici was a candidate to replace Leonardo,” Castles said.
“Leonardo’s relationship with Pochettino is bad, and there’s a feeling that if PSG are to retain Leonardo, Pochettino will make another move to get out of the club. He tried to do that first by getting the Real Madrid job when Allegri fell through and secondly by encouraging talks with Tottenham. I’m hearing that there’s a waiting game there, Tottenham are hoping Pochettino might open up.”
Worth the wait
Tottenham may feel the need to rush their next appointment, but if Pochettino could become available, there’s reason to believe they should wait a little longer.
Yes, someone like Paulo Fonseca could come in right now, but what’s the sense in rushing an appointment after two months of searching?
We all know how good of a manager Pochettino is, and if he’s going to be on the market in the coming weeks, Spurs need to wait and see what happens.
Pochettino would certainly be an appointment that is worth the wait.
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