Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham contact former manager over return

Pochettino (right with Neymar) won the French Cup with Paris-St Germain in May

Tottenham have contacted former manager Mauricio Pochettino about a return to the club.

PSG won the Ligue 1 title for the second time in nine seasons and lost to Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals.

Tottenham dismiss Jose Mourinho, Pochettino’s replacement, last month.

The academy’s coach Ryan Mason was temporarily held responsible until the end of the season. Under him, Spurs lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City and finished seventh in the Premier League season.

BBC Sport believe there has been no contact between Tottenham and PSG, who have held talks with Pochettino about their plans for the next season.

The French club was released an interview with Pochettinoexternal link on Thursday when he spoke of “laying a good foundation”.

He said: “I’m happy with the way the players have adapted to the changes. There are a lot of things that couldn’t be changed or developed due to a lack of time.

“But I think that with this way of working and the desire to come up with other kinds of ideas on the pitch, there will be a possibility of doing great things in the future.”

Pochettino led Tottenham to the 2019 Champions League final when they lost to Liverpool.

They also lost the 2015 League Cup final to Chelsea and were runner-up against Chelsea in the Premier League in 2016/17.

Tottenham played their home games at Wembley for 18 months during Pochettino’s reign while the new site was being built.

Chairman Daniel Levy recently said Tottenham had “lost sight of some key priorities” during construction and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speculation continues over the future of England captain and striker Harry Kane, who is hoping to have “a good, honest conversation” with Levy.

More will follow.

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