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Pochettino led Spurs to the Champions League final (PA)

Pochettino led Spurs to the Champions League final (PA)

Pochettino led Spurs to the Champions League final (PA)

Tottenham are in talks with Mauricio Pochettino over what would be an emotional return to the club.

Sources close to Spurs have confirmed that Pochettino has held talks with the club that sacked him as manager in November 2019, replacing him with Jose Mourinho a few hours after his departure.

With Mourinho's appointment failing to reap the rewards Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would have been hoping for, he is under huge pressure from fans to make the right managerial appointment this summer and re-hiring Pochettino would be a hugely popular move.

Questions over why he sacked the manager who took Spurs to the 2019 Champions League final and did not allow him to rebuild a squad that needed a shake-up two years ago may be asked, but Sky Sports are reporting that Levy now appreciates his decision to dismiss Pochettino was 'a big mistake' and he is looking to correct it.

Pochettino has a year left on his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but there is a feeling that agreement can be reached over his return to Spurs.

With several high profile managers now available after the departures of Zinedine Zidane from Real Madrid and Antonio Conte at Inter Milan, PSG would have options to replace Pochettino.

If the Argentine also expresses a desire to return to Tottenham, PSG may feel the time is right to move on from a coach who failed to take the club to this season's Champions League and finished second to Lille in the Ligue 1 title race.

Pochettino spoke openly about his desire to return to Spurs in a BT Sport interview last year, as he confirmed he had 'unfinished business' at the club.

"It was an amazing journey that finished the way no-one wanted it to finish," he said.

"But deep in my heart I am sure our paths will cross again. From the day I left the club, my dream is to be back one day and to try to finish the work we didn’t finish. We were so closing to winning the Premier League and Champions League.

"Maybe in five years, maybe in 10 years, but before I die I want to manage Tottenham. I want to feel what it means to win one title with Tottenham because the fans are amazing, all the love we received was amazing and that is a good opportunity to pay back all the love they showed us from day one."

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