Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Chelsea want Mauricio Pochettino to replace Antonio Conte as manager

Chelsea want Mauricio Pochettino to replace Antonio Conte as manager

Mauricio Pochettino came close to issuing an ultimatum to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy by calling for the club to dramatically change approach.

The north Londoners, who were already assured of Champions League football next season, secured their third successive top-three Premier League finish by edging a insane nine-goal thriller against Leicester.

He is yet to win a trophy though and while Tottenham will move into their new 61,000-seater stadium next season with Champions League football to look forward to, Pochettino hinted that it might not necessarily be him at the helm, calling on the club's hierarchy to "take risks".

"It is the moment the club need to take risks".

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He added: "I think I have a very clear idea what we need to do; I don't know if the club will be agreeing with me or not", Pochettino said.

"The contract is great news but now I need to focus on pushing on again". It's not important. The most important thing is what the club thinks, not you or the speculation about me.

Tottenham have operated on a tight budget recently, with salaries capped and exorbitant transfer fees not paid. Until today, . We need to create dreams that are possible to achieve.

And it is understood the contract dispute is causing friction to his relationship with the club.

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Meanwhile, according to German media outlet Mein Werder this week, Spurs will have to £16.8million for 26-year-old Denmark worldwide Thomas Delaney as they look for a potential replacement for Dembele.

Kane became the first Tottenham player to score more than 40 goals in a season since Clive Allen hit 49 in 1986/87.

"Until now it was so hard to talk about the future, of course from now we need to decide the way of how we are going to operate in the future".

It's looking increasingly likely that this weekend's FA Cup final will be Antonio Conte's final game as Chelsea boss and, if that is the case, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is eager to replace the Italian with in-demand Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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After the loss on April 21, he opened stated the club needed more time to create a winning mentality with or without him. "But tomorrow I don't know what is going to happen". It is not my decision to be here or not, it depends on my boss.

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