Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold expects Mauricio Pochettino return if Conte walks

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Tottenham Hotspur are likely to reappoint Mauricio Pochettino if Antonio Conte is to depart at the end of the season. 

This has been suggested by Alasdair Gold who has been speaking about the potential return of the Argentine manager when speaking on his latest YouTube video.

Gold’s comments come amid the ongoing speculation surrounding the long-term future of the Italian manager with his contract beginning to wind down into its final months.

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There have been some suggestions that Conte is open to discussions of extending his deal in north London, however, as of now, there is yet to be a breakthrough.

But Gold did suggest that if the talks were not to go well or if Conte was to suddenly walk away from Spurs, he would expect Daniel Levy to be straight on the phone to Pochettino:

(57:00) “You’d think odds were on if Conte just suddenly had a meltdown and left right now it would be probably likely to be Poch returning, you’d think.

“You’d imagine that Daniel Levy would go back to him knowing the emotional attachment I think a lot of the fans would have.”

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

We are sure that most Spurs fans will be hoping to see Conte extend his stay in N17 after what has been a promising start under the 53-year-old since he took over last November.

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Having somehow clawed Spurs into the top four last season, Conte has the Lilywhites sitting in fourth during this World Cup break and has a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League secured.

And this is only with two transfer windows under his belt. Spurs improved dramatically last January and Conte will be hoping for more of the same next month.

However, if he was to walk away, we could fully understand why Pochettino – hailed an “excellent manager” by Pep Guardiola – may be the choice from Levy with the familiar face enjoying a good spell in north London.

And the Argentine has admitted he misses the Premier League and expressed his love for Spurs, so it does feel like the natural appointment.

But like we say, we’re sure Spurs fans will be hoping for Conte to remain over the coming years.

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