Spurs: 50 y/o would be 'dream replacement' for Conte at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte

Mauricio Pochettino would be the “dream replacement” for Antonio Conte at Tottenham, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Argentine was sacked in November 2019, but he has been linked with a return to north London in recent days, with Conte being touted as the next PSG manager in a sensational swap.

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Despite guiding PSG to the Ligue 1 title following a 1-1 draw with Lens last weekend, the 50-year-old could still be relieved of his duties at the Parc des Princes.

According to Le Parisien, via Marca, Pochettino is set to be sacked before the start of next season, with Conte reportedly offering to replace him in the French capital.

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But Gazzetta dello Sport believe that Conte’s representatives have denied reports that he’s set to leave, with the Italian fully focused on trying to qualify for the Champions League.

Conte still has more than 12 months remaining on the contract that he penned in November, but he has faced constant uncertainty surrounding his future.

And O’Rourke reckons that should Conte leave his post, Pochettino, who achieved four top four finishes between 2015 and 2019, would be the perfect candidate for Daniel Levy.

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He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think if Conte wants to leave, Pochettino would be the dream replacement, but I think for now, Spurs want a bit of solidity and that’s keeping Conte in the job.”

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Will Pochettino replace Conte at Tottenham?

Appointing Pochettino would certainly soften the blow should the Lilywhites lose Conte, but Spurs will be hoping that they can qualify for the Champions League and convince him to stay.

Pochettino did an outstanding job in making Tottenham top four regulars during his five-and-a-half years at the club, but in Conte, Spurs have one of the elite managers in world football.

Therefore, their attentions should be on returning to Europe’s elite competition and then giving Conte the funds required to try and make them compete at the top level once again, similarly to how they did during Pochettino’s reign.

Conte’s future is likely to hinge on their fortunes this season and then their activity in the transfer market, so it’s almost impossible to predict whether Pochettino could become an option.

But if Conte does depart before next season, then Pochettino will surely be the favourite to replace him, but this potential swap deal is likely to ramble on in the months ahead.

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