Mauricio Pochettino is not currently a candidate for the Tottenham Hotspur vacancy, football.london understands.
On the lookout for a new head coach following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in April, Spurs have been linked with a number of different managers over the past month.
With Julian Nagelsmann taking over at Bayern Munich from next season and Brendan Rodgers making it clear he wants to stay at Leicester City, the likes of Erik ten Hag, Simone Inzaghi and Graham Potter have all been linked with the vacant hotseat recently.
However, reports on Monday evening suggested that Pochettino is now considering a stunning return to the club despite only taking over at Paris Saint-Germain at the turn of the year.
Winning the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions during his short time in the French capital, the 49-year-old unfortunately couldn’t guide his side to the Ligue 1 title as Lille pipped them to top spot.
Amid talk of making a swift return to N17, football.london understands that Pochettino is not currently a candidate but he would come into the frame if his situation at PSG changes and he showed interest in returning to the club.
At present Tottenham are pushing on with their recruitment process and hope to make an appointment within the next seven to ten days.
football.london understands that the club have now decided on their top candidate but they would have to come to an agreement with the candidate’s current club to make it happen.
That is not understood to be an easy undertaking and it will test Tottenham’s financial resolve.
Speaking last April about his time at Tottenham, Pochettino made it clear that he is intent of returning to north London at some point in the future and finishing the job he started.
“It was an amazing journey that finished the way no one wanted it to finish,” he told BT Sport (via Sky Sports ).
“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.
“But of course I am looking forward to moving on and I am so motivated for the next project.
“But deep inside I want to go back because the fans are so special. 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.”
Source by Football London