By John Wenham

2nd Nov, 2021 | 11:00am

Insider: Nuno has 'damaged' long-term Levy plan to appoint 'Tottenham mad' manager

The sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo has damaged the long-term plan to reinstate Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

This site broke the news yesterday afternoon that Spurs have decided to sack Nuno after just 10 Premier League matches in charge.

Nuno’s departure was confirmed by Spurs on Monday morning.

Shortly after the announcement, this site revealed Spurs are in advanced talks with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

It is understood the club are “very confident” of appointing the Italian.

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However, Wenham insists Tottenham had long-term hopes of appointing Pochettino.

He claims the PSG manager is “set up” in London and would be open to returning to the club.

“Nuno always seemed like a substitute teacher to me,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Was Tottenham’s long-term plan to wait until Pochettino leaves PSG? Possibly. That plan is damaged now obviously.

“As mad as it sounds, Poch would come back. I understand he’s as mad about Tottenham as we are as fans.

“It seems crazy but that’s how he is. His son is at Watford obviously. He is set up in London, he has a life there.

“Sometimes that is more important to people than money or the level of club or whatever.

“I genuinely think he would come back to get away from the stress and politics of managing PSG.

“He was the only manager under Levy to secure a contract extension. That speaks volumes for me.”

Pochettino took over at PSG in January.

He was sacked by Tottenham in November 2019 after a poor start to the season.

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