Popular pundit Tam McManus believes that Mauricio Pochettino will end up joining Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season.
The 51-year-old manager has been linked with the return to Tottenham in recent months and it remains to be seen whether the north London convince him to replace Antonio Conte. The Argentine manager shared a strong bond with the fans and club chairman Daniel Levy during his previous spell at the club and he helped Tottenham challenge for the league title and the Champions League trophy.
He will feel that he has unfinished business at the club and he will want to guide Tottenham to a trophy.
McManus has revealed to Football Insider that the 51-year-old has been offered quite a few jobs but he will be tempted by the vacancy at Tottenham and it is only a matter of time before he returns to the hot seat.
“He’s been out of a job for a while now, and I think he’s been waiting for the Spurs job to open back up,” McManus said.
“He’s been linked to a lot of jobs, both in England and in Europe but refused to rush back into the sport.
“I think he’ll want to wait until the summer before joining, but I think he’ll be very tempted by the Tottenham vacancy.
“The Spurs fans adored him during his time there, obviously he got the club to a Champions League final.
“I think overall Spurs have improved since then and it seems to be only a matter of time until Pochettino makes his return.”
The 51-year-old knows the club well and he could be the ideal fit for Tottenham as they look to get back to challenging for trophies after the departure of Antonio Conte.
Pochettino’s high-intensity attacking football is likely to excite the fans and the players. Some of Tottenham’s attackers have failed to shine under Antonio Conte because of his conservative approach and players like Son Heung-Min and Richarlison have had a dismal campaign so far. The South Korean international was a key player for Tottenham under Pochettino and the Argentine’s return could get the best out of him once again.
As for Richarlison, he seems like the ideal fit for Pochettino’s high-intensity pressing football and the Brazilian could enjoy playing under the 51-year-old.