Tottenham: Daniel Levy has 'two frontrunners' to replace Conte at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte demanding more from his players

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Graham Potter are leading the way to replace Antonio Conte if he decides to leave Spurs this summer, according to insider Dean Jones.

Conte has only been at the north London club for six months, but he is not guaranteed to still be there when next season gets underway.

What’s the latest news involving Conte?

The Italian coach has done a fine job since taking charge of Tottenham, getting the team into contention to qualify for the Champions League.

However, he could be a tempted by a move elsewhere to join a club that can immediately challenge for silverware, such as PSG, which is a job that he has been linked with.

Conte recently dismissed talk of him leaving as “fake news“, but this has not stopped speculation about his future.

It was reported last month that Tottenham would be interested in appointing Pochettino, Potter or Roberto Mancini to succeed Conte if he did walk out on the club.

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What has Jones said about Tottenham’s manager situation?

Jones does not appear to be convinced that Mancini would be in the running for the role, but he has confirmed that Pochettino and Potter are two managers that Tottenham could turn to.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Pochettino is the go-to person for them, the next time they need a manager. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s actually available or not. But, Graham Potter’s on that list too, so I’d say they’re the two frontrunners at the moment, Poch and Potter, if Conte was to go.”

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Who would be a better option out of Pochettino and Potter?

Pochettino did an almost faultless job in his first spell at Tottenham, making the side title contenders on a couple of occasions, while also taking them to a Champions League final in 2019.

However, his time in charge of PSG has been a little underwhelming, with the team failing to build on their Champions League final appearance in 2020, while they also didn’t win the league last year.

It is also a little risky for a manager to go back to a former club as things rarely go as well the second time around.

Meanwhile, with Potter, he deserves plenty of credit for what he has done with Brighton. The 46-year-old has got the Seagulls playing an attractive brand of football, and has moved them into mid-table this season, rather than being involved in a relegation scrap.

The only drawback is that he has never managed one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League, so this would be a big step up for him.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could have one or two concerns about both Pochettino and Potter, but he may have to gamble on one of them if Conte opts to move on this summer.

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