Mauricio Pochettino to Chelsea: Former Blues ace discusses 'truth' on Tottenham rumours

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, former Barcelona manager Luis Suarez, and Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri are among the pretenders to replace Chelsea head coach.

Chelsea are considering moving for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino if Antonio Conte leaves the club this summer, according to Sky sources.

The Argentine has guided Spurs to three consecutive top-three finishes in the Premier League and as each season passes under Pochettino, the North London club look better placed at competing against top European sides.

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The Mail add that Real will not approach Pochettino over becoming manager, and that "only a thrashing by Liverpool" could change their minds. "It's not the most logical move for him if he is going to leave Tottenham Hotspur", he told talkSPORT.

Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri are now front-runners to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge but, given his experience in the Premier League, Pochettino is emerging as one of the preferred candidates for Abramovich.

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"Considering what he's done at the club, I think they would be so upset".

"Club owners and directors put very high value on managers who are able to achieve sustained success with very modest spending". The key word there is success - qualification to the Champions League is one thing, winning trophies is another.

Pochettino expressed his frustration at the club's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United but this was more out of exasperation in the heat of the moment than any sudden urge to move.

He has dropped subtle hints during the 2017-18 campaign that he could soon be heading for pastures new, and some reports have suggested that he could cross London to succeed Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino's Tottenham ended the season trophyless again and the knock on the club is that they fell short once again and are struggling to reach the next level.


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