By Russell Edge
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been named on a shortlist of potential replacements for Paris Saint Germain manager Unai Emery, according to a report.
French PSG website Paris United claim that the sporting director of the European giants Antero Henrique has drawn up a list of possible candidates to take over from Spanish boss Emery if the club fail to reach the semi finals of the Champions League this season, although that still will not guarantee his future.
The report states that Pochettino is the front runner among the six candidates, which include Chelsea’s Antonio Conte, Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho, former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti, former Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas and Marcelo Gallardo.
The website says that the current Tottenham man is not an “unachievable” target for the club, and reports that a return to the French capital, where he spent two years as a player between 2001 and 2003, would be a “dream” for the Argentinian manager.
Pochettino has spent three-and-a-half years at Spurs since joining from fellow English side Southampton, and has helped develop the club into a top side, having competed for the Premier League title for two consecutive seasons.
His latest milestone was the 3-1 defeat of Real Madrid on Wednesday, which was the club’s first ever win over Los Blancos, and it secured the Lilywhites’ progression into the last 16 of the Champions League.
In other Tottenham news, fans were left fuming at the performance of one man in their Champions League win over Real Madrid.