'Don't be surprised' - TalkSPORT pundit backs Pochettino for stunning Tottenham return

The Argentine isn’t having the best time of it in the French capital.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Paris Saint-Germain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino has claimed that PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino could be in line for a sensational return to Tottenham in the future.

The 49-year-old left in 2019 after nearly five years in the dugout in north London, and has been in charge of the French champions since the turn of this year.

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Things haven’t gone as smoothly as the South American might have hoped they would, however, and at the present moment his side are second in Ligue 1, and were ousted from the Champions League by Manchester City in midweek.

For their part, Spurs are on the lookout for a new permanent boss since Jose Mourinho parted company with the club last month.

And Cascarino believes that a barren campaign in France could see the stars align for Pochettino to be reunited with his former side.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the ex-Chelsea striker said: “He’s been there since January, but they’ve lost seven games in that time.

"Okay, two against Man City, one against Bayern Munich, but he could easily lose his job. Their squad is so superior to anyone else in France.

"I’ve always said he’d be back. When he lost his job first time round, I always said he’d end up back at Spurs. There is an unfinished project that is still there for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up back there because of circumstances and what’s happened in the last year.

"If PSG don’t win the league, and they get knocked out in the manner that they did – 4-1 over two legs – PSG are very capable of saying [you’re sacked].

"They do what Abramovich and Chelsea do. You think they’re not going to do it and it seems a ridiculous decision, then they do it. There have been other managers at PSG who have won things that have been sacked.

"Don’t be surprised if Poch gets the sack.”

Pochettino has won 20 of his 29 matches in charge of PSG so far, drawing two and losing a further seven.