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Mauricio Pochettino joins race to replace Conte

Chelsea have reportedly identified Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as a potential candidate to replace Antonio Conte as the club’s manager this summer.

Conte is expected to leave Stamford Bridge following Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United, having seen his side miss out on Champions League qualification with a fifth-place finish in the Premier League this season.

The likes of Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri have been linked with the Chelsea post should the Italian leave just 12 months after guiding the club to the Premier League title in his first season in English football.

However, Sky Sports News now reports that the Blues are considering poaching Pochettino from London rivals Spurs, who have qualified for the Champions League in each of the past three seasons under the Argentine.

Pochettino still has three years remaining on his contract at Tottenham, but he has recently suggested that he could leave depending on the outcome of transfer talks with chairman Daniel Levy.

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