Speculation about Mauricio Pochettino’s return to Tottenham intensifies

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According to Sky Sports, several Tottenham first-team players have “pleaded” with Mauricio Pochettino to return and revive a club entangled in turmoil.

The players who reached out to Pochettino have not been named, but rest assured, the pressure for Daniel Levy to pull the trigger is intensifying with every passing minute.

The situation at Tottenham for Antonio Conte has become untenable, and most expect the Italian to leave before the season ends.

Supporters are at their wit’s end with the current ongoings, explicitly frustrated with the shackled on-field product and a lack of willingness to focus on youth development.

Supporters had come to terms with sacrificing an enterprising brand of football for the opportunity to win trophies. While the former took immediate effect, initially with the signing of Jose Mourinho, the latter has been missing since Pochettino left the club in 2019.

Aside from the infamous 2021 Carabao Cup Final loss to Manchester City, where Levy inexplicably sacked Mourinho less than a week before the match, Tottenham hasn’t made it to a final in any competition since Pochettino’s era.

Not only does Pochettino prioritize youth development, but he also wins by committing to an attractive, attacking brand of football.

And Tottenham can build a long-term plan around Pochettino. He’s not a flash-in-the-pan manager who only stays at a club for a season or two.

Spurs are also interested in Roberto De Zerbi, Luis Enrique, Thomas Tuchel, Marco Silva, and Thomas Frank. While the aforementioned managers are all brilliant in their own way, nobody is better suited to revitalize Tottenham than Pochettino.

The Argentine has a special place in his heart for Tottenham and is invested in the club like no other. He is also publicly interested in a return to north London. Missing the opportunity to solidify his return would be tantamount to suicide for Levy and the rest of the ENIC ownership group.

Yes, we remember vividly why Pochettino was given the pink slip.

However, he was in charge of Spurs for almost five years. Seeing some attrition is expected at that point, especially with how quickly managers switch places in the modern era.

Bring Pochettino back, give him the financial backing and the time he requires to turn Tottenham around.

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It’s the only decision that makes sense. And it would go a long way to restoring supporters’ faith in a club they’re becoming increasingly estranged from.

Because if you don’t know, Pochettino is magic, something Tottenham is in desperate need of.