Former Tottenham manager tipped to succeed Antonio Conte after crushing Champions League exit to AC Milan

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Antonio Conte returned to the touchline for the all-important Champions League game vs AC Milan but not even his presence could improve performance.

Mauricio Pochettino is now the favourite for a sensational Tottenham  return after Spurs crashed out of the Champions League at the round of 16 to AC Milan.

Tottenham paid the price for a slow start to the game that allowed AC Milan to settle and lay their own traps that frustrated the home side.

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The 0-0 draw at home now means Spurs failed to over-turn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg- and exit the competition that was their only hope of any silverware this season.

The nature of the exit though will be analysed by both the fans and board as Spurs looked lethargic and lacked the hunger and desire that games like this normally requires.

The Italian manager Antonio Conte’s contract is up in the summer and even though Tottenham have the option to trigger an extension- fans on social media feel that the Italian manager has taken this team as far as he can and it’s in the best interest of every one that they shake hands and go their separate ways.

Most of the fans have been calling for former manager Maurico Pochettino who is the club’s most successful manager in recent time and was responsible for them reaching the Champions League final in 2019.

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He was sacked just six months after the final where they lost to Liverpool- but the football was good when he was in charge and young players got the chance to excel.

According to former Tottenham player Jamie O’Hara, Pochettino and team is open to taking the Tottenham job again.

He said on TalkSport: “I have strong contacts to someone close to Pochettino and I think he is interested in the job. I can’t confirm he if it will happen but someone told me that he wants it.”

Spurs have now failed to win their last three games, losing the two and only managing a draw at home in the third that has ended their European adventure.

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