Chelsea may move for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

Pochettino himself has been singled out by Chelsea as a possible replacement for Antonio Conte and the recent interest may force Spurs into giving their manager a pay rise.

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 has guided Spurs to a third successive top-three finish in the Premier League and has done so spending far less than the teams around them and having to play their home games at Wembley this season.

Much of what Pochettino said on Sunday echoed the interview that Rose gave last August in which he said that Spurs had to make signings in order to compete with the two Manchester clubs.

"I think I have a very clear idea what we need to do; I don't know if the club will be agreeing with me or not".

"I think deep down he would want to stay there, especially going into the new stadium with the Champions League".

Antonio Conte
GETTY Antonio Conte is set to leave Chelsea this summer

"I love the ways his teams go out and play, and the budgets he has had and what he has done with players - everyone I've spoken to who has played under him has loved his tactics and loved the way he plays".

"It is a season where I have had to be patient and be mentally positive", he said.

Real Madrid will only consider approaching Mauricio Pochettino if they suffer a "thrashing" against Liverpool in the Champions League final.

"Poch has got a fantastic record, he has nowhere near to funds that have been available at Chelsea, so I could see that making a lot of sense".

Former Blues striker Cascarino admits such an appointment would be "a massive coup" for Chelsea, but doubts it will happen as Spurs would be left "absolutely devastated".

He told talkSPORT: "Could this be worse than Sol Campbell going from Spurs for Arsenal?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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