Antonio Conte is expected to vacate his position as Tottenham’s head coach come the end of the season.
Reports are suggesting his immediate replacement will be former head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
An ill but spirited Conte disregarded his doctor’s advice and medical discretion to be alongside his team in their round of 16 clash against AC Milan on Tuesday, having recently been discharged after undergoing surgery for the removal of his gallbladder.
Reports further revealed that the Italian had remained in Italy with his family following the defeat, to help with the recovery process.
A club statement released earlier today confirmed speculations of Cristian Stellini rising to the helm to fill the managerial vacancy in the interim of Conte’s absence.
At his autonomy, his first challenge comes against West Ham in the Premier League this Sunday.
The news surfaced at a time of uncertainty, with the club being linked to a £3bn takeover by American-Iranian billionaire Jahm Najafi.
Joe Lewis is however expected to prolong the discussions if the needle budges closer within the range of £4.5bn if he is to conform to selling his ‘beloved’ Tottenham.
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Former Spurs wingback Danny Rose has been discussing Tottenham’s existing situation and the rigidity of the managerial market at the current moment.
Rose, a player that needs no introduction, spent several years at Tottenham before losing his place in the squad under Jose Mourinho.
Rose’s continued love and affinity for the club spans extensively, always making use of the opportunity to share his point of view on the club’s oftentimes fluctuating situations.
In essence, Rose ultimately thinks it’s in Tottenham’s best interest to reappoint Mauricio Pochettino, if and when Antonio Conte does indeed leave the club this summer.
Rose urges Tottenham to re-hire former boss.
“If Mauricio Pochettino could be tempted to come back, I’d be saying do everything you possibly can to get him back. You see and hear things that Conte says about being able to compete with the bigger teams, which is right, you have to spend a bit of money, but Spurs don’t do that as often as the other teams,”Danny Rose
“I still believe he’s an unbelievable manager, his track record says that, and if there’s anyone who can deliver success without spending it’s Conte. I’d be over the moon if he stayed, but if he were to go I’d hope that Spurs would go out and get Mauricio again.”Danny Rose
Should Pochettino return to the fold?
An old saying perhaps, but it is often stressed that you should never go back to a former club, irrespective of how controlled the scenario may be.
Poch leaving Tottenham on good terms may lay a claim to dispute such a narrative, as he is still widely loved and supported by the Spurs’ Faithful.
He dons a win percentage above 52.5% in the Premier League, which is a testament to his ability to consistently produce positive results.
Over the course of his tenure in the Premier League, he has won a total of 153 games, drawn 63, and lost 77.
One of Pochettino’s most notable achievements was leading Tottenham to their highest-ever Premier League finish in the 2016/2017 season, finishing in second place behind then champions Chelsea.
He also took Tottenham to the final of the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/2019 season, where we unfortunately lost to Liverpool.
Pochettino is well known for his ability to develop young players and play an attractive, attacking brand of football.
His tactical acumen and man-management skills should also be praised, as he is known to be able to get players to relinquish their self-interests and ultimately improve their performances on the pitch.
Overall, Pochettino is considered to be one of the top managers in the world and has a track record of success that has earned him a great deal of respect within the footballing community.
Pochettino may one day return to Spurs, but it may be wise of him to glance over the unsmoothed edges within the linings of the club before making a decision.
Is Zinedine Zidane a suitable option?
Zidane was appointed ambassador of the Alpine F1 team on Thursday, yet the French legend says he remains steadfast and active in the world of football, hoping to find a new coaching job.
In his interview with Le Figaro, subsequent to his appointment as ambassador, the former Real Madrid coach proclaims he has no intention of leaving football and has not ruled out a potential move before the end of the season.
And though his name is constantly associated with Paris Saint-Germain, the coach feels he could even be in a job before the end of the campaign.
“It’s part of our agreement (with Alpine),”
“If I have to commit to a team tomorrow, it won’t stop me from continuing to work.
“To go back to coaching is still my wish. I have time today, but I don’t know how long it will last. I have time right now, maybe until June, but it can also go very quickly.”Zinedine Zidane
Zidane is well aware of the situation in North London and is an avid supporter of striker Harry Kane.
Jason McAteer has sought it necessary to inform Tottenham Hotspur to appoint the French mogul as their next manager, backing him full throttle.
The former Liverpool midfielder thinks Spurs are in desperate need of a “sorter” to get things right on the pitch, with the club currently at a crossroads with both Antonio and Harry respectively.
Zidane has been without a team since leaving Real Madrid in 2021.
It was his second spell in charge of the Spanish giants where he ended the campaign with a league title.
He was once considered favourite to usurp Didier Deschamps’ grip on the French national team after the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
However, the French coach’s new contract meant that option quickly faded.
Thomas Tuchel is ready to make Premier League return after disregarding interests from three clubs
Thomas Tuchel is thought to be keen on replacing Antonio Conte at Tottenham should the position become available.
Tuchel was controversially sacked by Chelsea in September with Graham Potter replacing him at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have struggled for results in recent months, desperately yearning for the spirited revival they seek.
Tuchel was reportedly not interested in taking over at Aston Villa following the sacking of Steven Gerrard, which evidently resulted in Unai Emery being appointed at Villa Park.
A separate report now claims that Tuchel turned down approaches from two unnamed Premier League clubs, postponing his soon and inevitable return to the dugout.
The German is more so fixated on the potential opening of the Spurs role – just months after he had clashed in fiery scenes during a Premier League meeting this season with Antonio Conte.
Conte’s position at Spurs is coming under scrutiny with the club drifting further from the top four.
His seeming lack of regard for a change in tactics exudes the demeanor of a person that no longer wants to serve at the helm of Tottenham.
I am forced to believe that Antonio is still yet to recover from the losses and grief he is experiencing in his personal life.
Regardless, Tuchel is interested in the managerial position, should it become available.
Tuchel is unsurprisingly in high demand due to his extensive list of coaching accolades.
He guided Chelsea to the finals of both the FA Cup and EFL Cup last season, only for them to be defeated by Liverpool in penalty shootouts in both face-offs.
He also secured successive top-four finishes during his Stamford Bridge tenure.
Tuchel’s crowning moment in the Stamford Bridge dugout was winning the club’s second Champions League final in 2021, just months after replacing Frank Lampard in the role.
An overachiever in his own right, Thomas could be the ultralight beam at the end of a once seemingly straight forward path.