For some reason, there’s this idea going around that Mauricio Pochettino could leave Tottenham in the summer, with Chelsea allegedly interested in moving him across London.
The Argentinian manager didn’t do himself any favours after Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United when he discussed his future and revealed it was entirely up to Daniel Levy whether he continued at Wembley or not.
This has led to multiple stories sending the in-demand manager across Europe, meaning there’s also been a few names mentioned as potential replacements, like Claudio Ranieri.
That story originated from France thanks to Presse Océan, who claimed the Italian manager was ‘in talks’ with Spurs to take over from Pochettino, who would be leaving after three years of ‘loyal service’.
Well, it appears this idea is starting to spread, as Corriere dello Sport have their own article on the matter, looking at where Ranieri could go next after it was announced he would not be continuing at Nantes in Ligue 1.
They discuss the possibility of him returning to Italy, but for them, it’s ‘more realistic to imagine him at Tottenham’, at which point they explain ‘Pochettino is leaving’.
At no point do they back up these points other than stating the Premier League is his ‘land of conquest’, because he won the trophy with Leicester City.
We’re just hoping this doesn’t become a recurring story.