MAURICIO POCHETTINO could make a quick return to management with Tottenham, claims former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara.
However, the Special One’s appointment has failed to have the impact fans had been hoping for with the club on a run of four defeats in a row.
Tottenham’s season took another turn for the worse this week as they crashed out of the FA Cup on penalties to the Premier League’s bottom side Norwich.
Former Spurs striker Alan Brazil brought up the topic of Pochettino on talkSPORT by asking: “So where are we with Poch now?
“He’s not going to come back is he?”
O’Hara responded: “He might [come back]. Why not?
“Has is been done before? Of course it has. Why not?
“He hasn’t got a job and he’s still loved by the Spurs fans, so potentially it could happen.”
Spurs are currently in the midst of an injury crisis with Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane, Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon all sidelined.
Mourinho has already told bosses to choose between the Premier League and Champions League after their most realistic hope of ending their 12-year trophy drought came to an end to Norwich.
He hasn’t got a job and he’s still loved by the Spurs fans, so potentially it could happen
Jamie O'Hara on Mauricio Pochettino returning to Spurs
Yet O’Hara revealed he is fed up with the excuses the Portuguese has been using to justify his side’s recent slump.
He added: “I’m getting a little bit sick and tired of the excuses that he’s coming out with.
“I’ve backed him where he’s lost Harry Kane and he’s lost Son and he’s trying to find a way to win and it hasn’t quite happened.
“But the negativity and the mentality of ‘let’s all feel sorry for us and we’ve got injuries, [Lucas] Moura wants to come off and [Steven] Bergwijn wants to come off, let’s all feel sorry for Tottenham’ – No, Come on.
“You need to get results and you need to pick it up, you’ve still got a good enough squad there to beat Norwich and to get results.
“Now there are no excuses left for Mourinho with bringing him in to win a trophy but gets knocked out by Norwich in the FA Cup – it kind of really puts the season into perspective with where we’re going.
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“I don’t think they’re going to get through against RB Leipzig [in the Champions League round-of-16] either, so it could be season over by next week.
“I feel for him to a certain degree but he is getting paid a lot of money and he’s got to be able to find results.
“There’s still a very good squad of players at Tottenham, a very good squad, and you need to find a way to lift them up and give them the confidence to believe they can go and win games.”
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