Journalist says Tottenham could now land CL-winning manager deemed ‘better’ than Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur could soon be looking for a new manager.

The feeling is that Antonio Conte’s position at Spurs is untenable in wake of his post-match interview on Saturday.

He called a number of his stars “selfish” and claimed they are afraid of playing under pressure.

Conte also appeared to criticise the club’s ownership as he questioned the success under the current regime.

Plenty of managers have been linked with the Tottenham reins if Conte goes.

Thomas Tuchel is a name that has been doing the rounds of late.

And according to ESPN journalist James Olley, there’s a real ‘possibility’ he could replace Conte at Tottenham.

“I’ve heard that Thomas Tuchel is a possibility,” he said on ESPN.

“Thomas Tuchel, I remember how he did a press conference when he was Chelsea manager talking about how he was a Tottenham fan growing up. He loved the Premier League.

“I think he would take that job if he was offered it. I suppose you can think about other things, Conte’s 3-4-3 system to some extent they built a squad around that.

“Tuchel likes to play with three at the back primarily, so there’s kind of a logical fit there. He’s good with the media.

“I could see Tuchel working for them, he’s a big enough name with Champions League pedigree that Spurs would feel like they’re getting a top manager.”

Tuchel is a good shout for Tottenham.

He hit the ground running at Chelsea and took them to Champions League glory months after joining.

Tuchel has won a total of 12 trophies in his career as well as the World’s Best Club Coach award in 2021.

And his style of play and childhood appreciation of Spurs could also stand him in good stead at N17.

Two footballing figures have gone on record to claim Tuchel is a better coach than Mauricio Pochettino.

One of those is Darren Bent, who debated with Sam Ellard on talkSPORT in 2021.

“Pochettino has failed to win the French league at PSG with Mbappe, Neymar, Verratti, Icardi, Di Maria,” he said.

“Pochettino has got the best players in France… that’s more than enough time to win the French league.

“Tuchel comes to Chelsea who are ninth and wins the Champions League, but you still say Pochettino is better than him?”

The Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel also suggested as much in the Daily Mail last year while talking about Manchester United.

“It is not a discussion about Mauricio Pochettino that should be taking place at Old Trafford this morning,” he wrote.

“Thomas Tuchel. That name should be No 1 on every agenda.

“The best manager potentially on the market, now, is Tuchel – even if Paris Saint-Germain are done with Pochettino.”